Blue Grouse & Winter Wren up Pine Creek today

Observers: J & D Parker
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Date: 03/20/04
Time: 04:54 PM


After banding in Big Pine we took a walk in the snow on Pine Creek trail. Both the Winter Wren & Blue Grouse were heard about 1/4 mi up the trail from pack station. Winter Wren isn't known to nest in Inyo Co. but since we have heard them singing in spring and summer up this trail for a number of years now, we're wondering if they do nest in the incredible old growth type forest of the Pine creek trail. The song is a continuous "bubbly" melody that carries on and on. The Blue Grouse were giving their booming notes in same area.