100-200 American Pipits (?) near Convict Lake - 1/10/00

From: Greg Reis
Date: 2/22/00
Time: 8:28:00 AM
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A mile or so east of Convict Lake on Saturday January 8, I saw a flock of 100-200 sparrow-sized birds with undulating flight in the brush around me. They would fly around in intermingled flocks, constantly moving, landing, circling high in the air, then coming back down--for a few minutes! It was fantastic. In Peterson's Western Birds, the description of the American Pipit sounded very much like what I saw.