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Re: May White-cr. Sparrow reports, silk-oak bird counts, Tricolored


In response to Paul's comments about recent White-crowned Sparrow reports, I sent him a link to a list from Flintkote from this past Sunday May 13 where John Bruin and I, and maybe Terry Hurst saw a Dark-lored White-crowned Sparrow. Paul said it was a Dark-lored Oriantha sub-species.

I would imagine this is the same bird Eric Kallen said he and Tuck Russell saw on May 10th, as it was in the same general location where he reported it. For us it was in the area to the left of the ranger's house.

It wasn't very cooperative for us, but John managed to get a photo of it. Our list with the photo is here:

Here is a link to the e-mail Eric sent on the 10th with a link to his photo(s):,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,Flintkote,20,2,0,19145585

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
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