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  1. Tentative Eastern Meadowlark, Modoc county LINK
    DATE: Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:27pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Hi All,
    There is currently a meadowlark singing in Day, Modoc county, CA that appears to be a strong candidate for Eastern. It is singing a song not perfectly typical for Eastern but likely within the range, and certainly a much closer match than a Western. It has also given the classic eastern high buzzy flight call. While it may be that only audio is diagnostic, the bird also has a white malar and extensive white on the tail feathers. Many photos and audio recordings have been attained. I will upload them to an eBird list shortly.
    The bird was first heard from here 41.2146298,-121.3775120. It was singing persistently for periods and then silent for periods. It was singing from this field 41.2120852,-121.3787314. It was not excessively responsive to playback. It seemed to be pared with a Western Meadowlark.
    If you are in the area consider looking for this bird. There are no accepted records for the state of California so a large amount of documentation would be necessary to establish the record.
    Good birding, Logan Kahle San Francisco/Willows, CA
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