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  1. EASTERN MEADOWLARK Modoc county 6/10-6/12 LINK
    DATE: Jun 12, 2018 @ 1:51pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hi all, The Meadowlark in Day, Modoc county first found on 6/10 by myself
    and Calvin Lou and reported as a likely Eastern has continued for
    the following two days. This morning Guy McCaskie, Curtis Marantz
    and others refound the bird and apparently got excellent
    photographs and audio recordings and the consensus from them and
    others seems to be this is indeed a pure Eastern Meadowlark, and
    an "Eastern" (nominate) bird due to upperpart coloration, white
    malar, and other marks.
    The bird is territorial, and seems to be paired with a Western
    Meadowlark, which could bode well for any would-be chasers (but,
    of course, it could leave any day).
    To get to the spot, go to Day (take Highway 299 and turn north on
    Day road) and then proceed through town until you reach the city
    limits and the road turns to dirt. Right at this point there is a
    parking area on the left with a large stack of rocks. Stop here
    and look south. The bird flies around the field to the south of
    here past the collapsed barn and dilapidated farm equipment and
    often perches on the fence posts by the barn. It sings frequently
    and throughout the day. Coordinates for the parking area is here:
    41.2146298,-121.3775120 and the field where the bird seems to
    spend much of its time: 41.2120852,-121.3787314 This town has a
    bit of a history with marijuana growers and I urge everyone
    searching for this bird to stay on the road. Apparently landowners
    have been finicky even with birders from the road at times, and
    there have been some historical drug dealing operations just
    upslode. If you try for it, please be conscientious of the privacy
    of the local residents and please do not trespass to get a closer
    look at the bird. If the bird is present, it should be easily
    gettable from the road. The bird is loud and can be heard from
    nearly anywhere on the north side of town, but it is closest in
    the aforementioned parking area (that is where I first heard the
    bird on 6/10).
    Pending CBRC acceptance, this would represent a first state
    record.
    Good luck if you try. Logan Kahle
    
    San Francisco/Willows, CA
    
    On 6/10/18 4:11 PM, Logan Kahle
    logan@... [countybirders] wrote:
    
    Hi All,
    
    Photos and audio of the Modoc Meadowlark can be found
    here:
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46450825
    
    Good birding,
    Logan
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