Painted Bunting (!) in Breesport
Dennis K Rockwell
dennis.rockwell at gte.net
Sun Apr 1 10:27:33 PDT 2001
APRIL FOOL TO YOU TOO.
Dennis Rockwell Kennewick, WA dennis.rockwell at gte.net
From: Jim McCoy <jfmccoy at earthlink.net>
To: 'Tweeters' <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Date: Sunday, April 01, 2001 12:21 AM
Subject: Painted Bunting (!) in Breesport
>What a great Sunday morning -- I turned up a beautiful male painted bunting
>in the company of some gray-crowned rosy finches (surprised to see them at
>this altitude) and a bushtit in Breesport. Absolutely beautiful bird. Not
>much else -- as though I needed anything else, but on the way back to the
>car I did find some bobcat scat with what appeared to be the remains of a
>sharp-tailed grouse feather in it. I put it all in a baggie and have it in
>my freezer; I'd be glad to have someone who's a little better at this kind
>of analysis take a look at it.
>To get to the bunting:
>Take 90 south to the Fisherville exit; take this east about two and a half
>miles until you go under the covered bridge. A dirt road will be on your
>right about 200 yards later, pull in here and go about a quarter of a mile.
>The bird was in a stand of hackberries on the left.
>jfmccoy at earthlink.net
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