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Besides the Larkspur news there is a Green-tailed Towhee on the left side of the downhill asphalt trail leading from Fairview to Talbert Parks’s.
Green tail towhee 33.665097
From: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io <OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Sanders via Groups.Io <msanders414@...>
Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:13:07 AM
Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur - Fairview Park
Continuing now at 1110 on narrow trail, several birders on it here
On Sep 15, 2019, at 10:21, AOL via Groups.Io <mfee@...
Longspur is still here at 10:19 am! Several birders are here and on it. On third trail south of Jeff’s original GPS coordinates.
North Tustin, CA
On Sep 15, 2019, at 7:57 AM, Liga Auzins via Groups.Io <llauzins@...
Chestnut-collared Longspur continues in Fairview Park on Sunday morning. Foraging along trails thru tall mustard. Flighty at times. Mostly on first and second trails south of Jeff’s pin drop location from late yesterday afternoon. Walk the trails slowly.
It allows close approach up to a point.
Tom Wurster and Liga Auzins Wurster
Bird was still around this evening
eBird list here with some photos of the bird:
Nice find James.
James Bailey found a Chestnut-collared Longspur at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa this morning. Photos check out. The bird was primarily wandering the trails in the mustard forest west of the parking lot off Placentia Avenue. Jeff may have refound
the bird a few minutes ago (based on hearing calls) on trails southwest of the airstrip.
Note that there are vernal pools around there. These are sensitive habitats that often host protected plants and animals. They are fenced, but please DO NOT trespass onto them.
Rancho Santa Margarita