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Green Tail Towhee Park

Rick Shearer
 

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
-117.941185
Accuracy: 16

33.66510,-117.94119

Rick
From: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io <OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Sanders via Groups.Io <msanders414@...>

Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:13:07 AM
To: mfee@... <mfee@...>
Cc: OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io <OrangeCountyBirding@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Chestnut-collared Longspur - Fairview Park
 
Continuing now at 1110 on narrow trail, several birders on it here
33.66190,-117.94182

Mike Sanders
Trabuco Cyn


On Sep 15, 2019, at 10:21, AOL via Groups.Io <mfee@...> wrote:

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.

Martin Fee
North Tustin, CA


On Sep 15, 2019, at 7:57 AM, Liga Auzins via Groups.Io <llauzins@...> wrote:

Birders, 

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


On Sep 14, 2019, at 8:01 PM, Jeff Bray <jbray4913@...> wrote:

Bird was still around this evening 

Was able to observe for some time, as it was foraging along the trail near GPS: 33.662289, -117.941038  Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ouHky6LtxxcSkNxe7
  
eBird list here with some photos of the bird:

Nice find James.

Cheers,
Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM Ryan Winkleman <rswinkleman@...> wrote:
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.

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Ryan Winkleman
Rancho Santa Margarita


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Jeff Bray
Irvine, CA

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Mike Sanders
Trabuco Canyon

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Rick Shearer
HB