American Redstart in Bishop

Observers: Chris and Rosie Howard
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Date: 09/11/2004
Time: 05:28 PM -0400


We've been enjoying a "yellow-start" in the willows behind our house yesterday evening and today. It actively zips through the higher branches, tail fanning yellow patches.  There are a couple smudgy yellow patches on the sides of breast, but none on the wings, so we're thinking it's a first-fall female. We suppose American Redstart is considered a 'low-grade' vagrant in Inyo - low numbers expected annually in spring and fall.