Ruddy Ground-Doves, White-throated Sparrow at Furnace Creek

From: Joel Herr
Date: 4/7/02
Time: 9:33:25 PM
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I haven't seen any reports of the Furnace Creek Ruddy Ground-Doves since February, but I saw about 5 of what was almost certainly them at Furnace Creek Ranch on April 2nd. They were in the trees at the edge of the golf course behind the 700 building at the Ranch. Contrary to their name, they never came to the ground while I was there, but flew from tree to tree a few times to give me brief but convincing looks. On April 1st, I heard a singing White-throated Sparrow at the NW corner of the Death Valley Dates orchard in Furnace Creek.