Late Birds in the Mono Basin

From: C. McCreedy, R. Gates
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Date: 10/10/02
Time: 03:06 PM


R. Gates found a rare Hermit Thrush today on lower Rush Creek. I observed a hatch year House Wren at 4m, in bitterbrush, on Wilson Creek east of US395. Pale outer primaries, and wheezing like a gnatcatcher with a frog in its throat (something I have only observed from HOWR in the fall). Also on Wilson today: a HY Sage Sparrow, and a Mourning Dove foraging in natural habitat - the few I have recently seen are always at feeders. Speaking of feeders, our Z.l. oriantha is still living on handouts next door.