Red-throated Pipit

mike stiles

I drove to Oso Flaco Lake looking for the previously reported Red-throated Pipit. There were some planting operations on the left side of the road, so I was scanning the field to the right from inside the cab of my truck, when I looked down and saw the RT Pipit about 4' from my vehicle, near the drainage ditch there. I managed to get a few photos before it flew off. Pictures in the ebird link below. 

Quite a fitting end, I thought, to my years-long (decades?) search for this bird in the county.

Mike Stiles
Los Osos

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