Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>

Sunday - June 27, 2004 - 6:30PM - While driving back from the coast on the
Mountain House Road, which goes from Highway 128 east of Yorkville to
Highway 101 at Hopland, I saw two adult and two begging juvenile
Rufous-crowned Sparrows right at milepost 1.80 (just southwest of Cummiskey
Creek Bridge). The birds were very vocal and active on both sides of the
road, many times alighting on the fences. There may have been at least one
more individual. Another Rufous-crowned Sparrow flew across the road
near the culvert at milepost 3.98. These birds should be easy to refind
for those that want good looks at RCSP.

Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
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better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena."
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