Purple Finches

From: Bartshe Miller
Date: 6/11/99
Time: 9:37:10 AM
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Three independent reports of Purple Finches in the Mono Basin in the last 10 days or so. One was captured on videotape at Parker Creek Trailhead on June 7 by Santiago Escruceria. The video of the bird is a little sketchy from the distance (definitely a very red finch), but the bird is also calling and the call isrecognizable. I would like others to hear it to make certain--I have compared it to a recording of a Purple Finch and it seems like a match. Purple Finches are extremely rare east of the crest/ Mono County.