Clay-colored Sparrow Old Smith Ranch Trail

Roger Adamson

Clay-colored Sparrow seen today along the Ten Mile River, on the Old Smith
Ranch Trail. Very clean gray nape, central crown stripe, fairly dark
post-ocular, strong malar & moustachial markings. Photos on eBird list.

The Old Smith Ranch Trail (from about a quarter mile south of Ten Mile
River Bridge) goes down to the river's edge and should become a favorite
birding location. It has a nice mix of habitat and also gives access to
the River mouth. Check it out. Thanks to Mendocino Land Trust for
establishing it.