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   Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna


   Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) - EAME (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. CBRC review and request for documentation - Eastern Meadowlark LINK
    DATE: Aug 28, 2018, 57 day(s) ago
    California birders, Many of you had the opportunity to travel to Modoc County this summer and see the potential first state record Eastern Meadowlark (CBRC #2018-057) present in the town of
    Day from 10 June to 30 July. The California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing this record in late September. You are encouraged to submit any documentation for this record that you may have, especially good quality photos or sound recordings.
    Feel free to forward this request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you. Tom Thomas A. Benson Secretary, California Bird Records Committee What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the
    CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email ( secretary@... ) , or by using the online
    submission form ( http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html ). Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable)
    photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit That
    really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by a one or few people,
    then send as many photos as possible that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively
    short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please
    contact the secretary if you need to submit a file that is too large for email. Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location,
    at a minimum. Sometimes a photo cant be obtained or vocalizations cant be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that arent preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally,
    this description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate
    a written description. The most important aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation,
    and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used,
    distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present. 
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  3. Modoc rarities LINK
    DATE: Jul 23, 2018, 3 month(s) ago
    Eastern meadowlark still present in Day. Took us 50 minutes to hear it sing three times in 93 heat at 2:20 pm. Also gray catbird in front yard of large White House in Day. Flew across street to willow patch. And two yellow rails calling in California side of end of state line road in New Pine Creek at Goose Lake. Dessi Seiburth got some great state birds!! We saw one of the yellow rails too.
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    John Sterling
    
    530 908-3836
    
    26 Palm Ave
    
    Woodland, CA 95695
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  5. Re: Eastern Meadowlark, Day, Modoc Co continues 7 July 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jul 8, 2018 @ 9:12am, 4 month(s) ago
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    John Sterling
    
    530 908-3836
    
    26 Palm Ave
    
    Woodland, CA 95695
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  7. Eastern Meadowlark, Day, Modoc Co continues 7 July 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jul 7, 2018 @ 11:22pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Amazing what little traffic there is when you leave home at 0330 hrs. The Eastern Meadowlark was one of the first birds heard as I got out of my car at 0745. The location is exactly as previous posts. The conditions were perfect, clear skies with no wind and temps in the 50s. I saw it perched atop a few fence posts and trees near the dilapidated barn. It sang about every 15 minutes or so until about 0900, when the singing tailed off. Purple Martins put on a nice show during the meadowlark lulls. Fantastic bird, thanks Logan and Calvin!
    
    Cheers,
    Keith Kwan
    Sacramento
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  9. Re: Eastern Meadowlark still present at Day (Modoc) LINK
    DATE: Jun 29, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    The Eastern Meadowlark was well-seen and heard at 630AM this morning, June 29, at the well-described fallen barn in Day.
    
    Tony Briggs
    
    Petaluma CA
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  11. Eastern Meadowlark still present at Day (Modoc) LINK
    DATE: Jun 26, 2018, 4 month(s) ago
    The Eastern Meadowlark was present at the location described previously (end of pavement of Day Road) this morning, singing off and on from 8:00 to at least 9:00.
    
    Martin
    
    Martin Meyers
    Truckee, CA
    Photo website: http://SierraBirdbum.com
    
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
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  13. Eastern Meadowlark continues LINK
    DATE: Jun 22, 2018 @ 12:30pm, 4 month(s) ago
    The eastern Meadowlark continues this morning in Day, singing and perching on fence posts at 41.2133, -121.3787.
    
    Brendan Galvin
    
    Irvine, CA
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  15. Modoc Eastern Meadowlark song LINK
    DATE: Jun 21, 2018 @ 11:18am, 4 month(s) ago
    For those interested in such things, I included some recordings of this bird's song (three different song types) in my eBird list from 18 June (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46639116). Based on Nathan Pieplow's review of comparisons between the songs of the Lilian's subspecies and nominate Eastern Meadowlark (http://earbirding.com/blog/archives/29) the three song types I recorded ALL support this bird NOT being a Lilian's (which I believe others have noted is consistent with plumage features).
    
    The generally higher pitch and presence of a monotone, 'ringing' final note (esp clear in the third song type) are consistent with this conclusion.
    
    Ed Pandolfino
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  17. Eastern Meadowlark LINK
    DATE: Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:02am, 4 month(s) ago
    Its still here, singing and perching on fenceposts and a treetop around the collapsed barn as described previously. A beautiful spot to enjoy Modoc birds.
    
    Jude Power
    
    Bayside, CA
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  19. Eastern Meadowlark June 18 LINK
    DATE: Jun 18, 2018 @ 8:00am, 4 month(s) ago
    Eastern Meadowlark in Day, Modoc County, no problem this morning at previously described location. Heard at 5:45, seen almost continuously from 6 to 7:55am. Sending at 8am and we'll see what happens.
    
    Dave Weber, Milpitas
    By phone
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  21. Re: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Re: [CALBIRDS] Eastern Meadowlark in Modoc LINK
    DATE: Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:53am, 4 month(s) ago
    The Eastern Meadowlark was seen well twice at 8:40am and 9:10am. It was heard singing each time. Elias Elias was there when we arrived and pointed it out to us. It disappeared for about 30 minutes and then reappeared and even flew to a post for a closer view. Other birders had arrived between the two sightings. It was lovely to hear it sing, even from a distance. Congratulations and a big thank you to Logan and Calvin. What a fabulous find. This is a really nice location in Modoc. We enjoyed our 24+ hours in the north.
    Ron Thorn
    Leonie Batkin
    Redwood City, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jun 16, 2018, at 6:42 AM, Steve Rottenborn srottenborn@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    The Eastern Meadowlark is present this morning in the previously reported location, singing frequently and well seen with a scope from the public viewing area near the parked white truck. This morning it has spent most of its time along the fence line NW ofthe dilapidated barn.
    
    Fantastic find, Logan and Calvin!
    
    A pair of Purple Martins are also flying around the area.
    
    Steve Rottenborn
    Morgan Hill, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jun 16, 2018, at 1:09 AM, Joseph Morlan jmorlan@... [modoc-siskiyoubirding] < modoc-siskiyoubirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Eastern Meadowlark still singing and visible from public area June 14-15.
    Some distant digiscoped images and notes at...
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/EasternMeadowlarkP1160588.htm
    
    Viewing is better early in the morning. Heat waves may be a problem
    mid-day.
    
    On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:39:45 -0700, "Kenneth Able kennethpable@...
    [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >The bird is present this morning at the same place described by Logan
    >Kahle. With a bit of patience, it can be heard and seen from the
    >public road. A scope would be very helpful for viewing. Yesterday
    >(6/12) some people crossed the fence(s) and trespassed into the
    >pasture. DO NOT do this. The landowner is upset about it. Cows are
    >pastured nearby and move around. The owners are concerned about
    >disturbance to the cattle, gates being left open, etc. This may not
    >appear to be a particular risk to you, but it is their property and
    >their wishes should be respected. Many birders visit Day to see a
    >number of species there that are rare or nonexistent elsewhere in
    >Modoc County. Most of the residents like birds and birders, including
    >this landowner. Let us not poison the well. I am told that new
    >posting signs are due to go up today. Please obey them.
    --
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  23. Re: [modoc-siskiyoubirding] Re: [CALBIRDS] Eastern Meadowlark in Modoc LINK
    DATE: Jun 16, 2018 @ 6:42am, 4 month(s) ago
    The Eastern Meadowlark is present this morning in the previously reported location, singing frequently and well seen with a scope from the public viewing area near the parked white truck. This morning it has spent most of its time along the fence line NW of
    the dilapidated barn.
    
    Fantastic find, Logan and Calvin!
    
    A pair of Purple Martins are also flying around the area.
    
    Steve Rottenborn
    Morgan Hill, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Jun 16, 2018, at 1:09 AM, Joseph Morlan jmorlan@... [modoc-siskiyoubirding] < modoc-siskiyoubirding-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Eastern Meadowlark still singing and visible from public area June 14-15.
    
    Some distant digiscoped images and notes at...
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/EasternMeadowlarkP1160588.htm
    
    Viewing is better early in the morning. Heat waves may be a problem
    
    mid-day.
    
    On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:39:45 -0700, "Kenneth Able
    kennethpable@...
    
    [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >The bird is present this morning at the same place described by Logan
    
    >Kahle. With a bit of patience, it can be heard and seen from the
    
    >public road. A scope would be very helpful for viewing. Yesterday
    
    >(6/12) some people crossed the fence(s) and trespassed into the
    
    >pasture. DO NOT do this. The landowner is upset about it. Cows are
    
    >pastured nearby and move around. The owners are concerned about
    
    >disturbance to the cattle, gates being left open, etc. This may not
    
    >appear to be a particular risk to you, but it is their property and
    
    >their wishes should be respected. Many birders visit Day to see a
    
    >number of species there that are rare or nonexistent elsewhere in
    
    >Modoc County. Most of the residents like birds and birders, including
    
    >this landowner. Let us not poison the well. I am told that new
    
    >posting signs are due to go up today. Please obey them.
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  25. Re: [CALBIRDS] Eastern Meadowlark in Modoc LINK
    DATE: Jun 16, 2018 @ 1:09am, 4 month(s) ago
    Eastern Meadowlark still singing and visible from public area June 14-15.
    
    Some distant digiscoped images and notes at...
    
    https://fog.ccsf.edu/~jmorlan/EasternMeadowlarkP1160588.htm
    
    Viewing is better early in the morning. Heat waves may be a problem
    
    mid-day.
    
    On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:39:45 -0700, "Kenneth Able kennethpable@...
    
    [CALBIRDS]" < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    >The bird is present this morning at the same place described by Logan
    
    >Kahle. With a bit of patience, it can be heard and seen from the
    
    >public road. A scope would be very helpful for viewing. Yesterday
    
    >(6/12) some people crossed the fence(s) and trespassed into the
    
    >pasture. DO NOT do this. The landowner is upset about it. Cows are
    
    >pastured nearby and move around. The owners are concerned about
    
    >disturbance to the cattle, gates being left open, etc. This may not
    
    >appear to be a particular risk to you, but it is their property and
    
    >their wishes should be respected. Many birders visit Day to see a
    
    >number of species there that are rare or nonexistent elsewhere in
    
    >Modoc County. Most of the residents like birds and birders, including
    
    >this landowner. Let us not poison the well. I am told that new
    
    >posting signs are due to go up today. Please obey them.
    
    --
    
    Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
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  27. Eastern Meadowlark seen easily from the parking area 12:30 - 1 pm today in Day, Modoc County LINK
    DATE: Jun 13, 2018 @ 9:48pm, 4 month(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    We easily saw the Eastern Meadowlark from the "parking area" by the pile
    
    of dirt or pebbles and the parked tractor trailer from about 12:30 - 1
    
    pm today in Day, Modoc County, just past where the paved road turns to
    
    gravel.
    
    The bird was singing from the metal barbed wire fence posts on the line
    
    going from the collapsed silver roofed barn in the field heading toward
    
    the telephone pole near the road.
    
    It was about 1/2 way to the barn. It also landed on top of the smallest
    
    Juniper just to the right of the barn. We heard it easily first and
    
    then watched it by scope. The key field marks as previously described
    
    were "seeable" through our scope.
    
    Good luck - & GOOD MANNERS to all,
    
    Bob & Carol
    
    --
    
    Bob & Carol Yutzy, Shasta, CA
    
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  29. Eastern Meadowlark in Modoc LINK
    DATE: Jun 13, 2018 @ 10:39am, 4 month(s) ago
    The bird is present this morning at the same place described by Logan
    
    Kahle. With a bit of patience, it can be heard and seen from the
    
    public road. A scope would be very helpful for viewing. Yesterday
    
    (6/12) some people crossed the fence(s) and trespassed into the
    
    pasture. DO NOT do this. The landowner is upset about it. Cows are
    
    pastured nearby and move around. The owners are concerned about
    
    disturbance to the cattle, gates being left open, etc. This may not
    
    appear to be a particular risk to you, but it is their property and
    
    their wishes should be respected. Many birders visit Day to see a
    
    number of species there that are rare or nonexistent elsewhere in
    
    Modoc County. Most of the residents like birds and birders, including
    
    this landowner. Let us not poison the well. I am told that new
    
    posting signs are due to go up today. Please obey them.
    
    --
    
    Kenneth P. Able
    
    535-000 Little Valley Road
    
    McArthur, California 96056
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