Williamson's Sapsucker etc

Observers: Susan Steele
Email: steele7 verizon net
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Date: 10/31/2004
Time: 09:33 PM -0500


A couple hikes in the southern most Sierra canyons in Inyo County turned up a few interesting things. Saturday in Sand Canyon the hilite amongst the 28 species seen was a male Williamson's Sapsucker. Beautiful! He is only the 6th record for the Indian Wells Valley and 5 of those records have come from Sand Canyon. Today in Nine Mile Canyon the hilites were a Red-breasted Sapsucker and an intermediate (rufous) morph Red-tailed Hawk.