Date: 2/22/21 2:27 pm
From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...>
Subject: [obol] Re: unusual meadowlark behavior
I actually see this behavior fairly regularly, trees full of
singing/calling meadowlarks is not unusual when there are trees next to
open meadow areas- at least on the south coast...


On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 12:38 PM Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> they do this exactly at my son's house in Eagle Creek on spring migration.
> Small flock lands in top of huge maples.
> Flies around, goes to the ground, etc.
> Bob OBrien Carver OR
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 12:22 PM Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> wrote:
>> While birding with former Sisters, Oregon birder, Sally Johnsen today, we
>> saw a flock of mid-sized birds fly in from about 150 feet and land near the
>> top of some huge Fremont cottonwoods on The Tubac Golf Course, in Arizona.
>> I said what the heck are those. Sally said Starlings - which was
>> reasonable, but when we got our binculars on them, they were a flock of
>> about 15 meadowlarks. (Both Eastern and Western occur in the area.) I
>> have never seen meadowlarks flying high, landing and appearing content high
>> in a tree. The leaves on the cottonwoods are still small, though growing
>> rapidly, giving us clear looks at the birds.
>> I think this is another example of not assuming that a reported bird that
>> is acting in a way that one doesn’t expect to have been a mis-identification
>> Jeff Gilligan
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