Re: Pine Grosbeak

Thank you Linda, good timing, I actually have to drive right by there in a few minutes, I will take some time to see if I might re-find it as it would be a life bird for me. 
And a quick aside  about Merlin and pine grosbeak. I was at Leslie Gulch last weekend, and Merlin frequently would indicate pine grosbeak, but I did not quite trust it, I think it was being fooled by the many Townsend solitaires that were there – often when one would call, it would indicate both species. Merlin never indicated pine grosbeak by itself, and I never actually heard one calling.  Must be something about those two bird calls that overlaps just enough to fool Merlin! 

A New One For Me

Have been out & about since daybreak with sev pre-winter (or in case of yesterday, winter!) projects. All morning, have seen & heard groups of both Trumpeter & Tundra Swans flying over, headed South. 

Just a few minutes ago had a mixed flight in a perfect “V” formation of about 30 Tundra Swans, with 4 Snow Geese in upper right part of the “V”, near the point, a Blue Goose about 1/3 way back on the right side & another Snow Goose bringing up the right rear! Both the Snows & Tundras were all calling, as well! Have never seen such variety in a Tundra Swan group before. Exciting! 

Brian Carrigan

Re: Possible Ancient Murrelet at lower dam lake Lowell

On Thu, Oct 26, 2023 at 7:41 PM, Jay Carlisle via
<carlislejay@…> wrote:

Bird continues just after 5pm – closer to S end of lower dam and was at least 300 yards out.

Great find – thanks!

On Thursday, October 26, 2023, 3:39 PM, Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad@…> wrote:

No doubt about that – congrats and great find!

Carl Lundblad
Reno, NV

On Thu, Oct 26, 2023 at 2:38 PM LWentz via <> wrote: