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From: Charles Swift <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jan 30, 2006 9:51 PM
Subject: McCall area, 28-29 January 2006
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A few notes from a weekend in McCall.
Pine Grosbeak - flock of ~10 at Brundage Ski Area (Adams Co.) while riding the lift (another skier sharing the ride was glad to know what they were and mentioned he often sees them here)
Bohemian Waxwing - large flock in McCall across from Paul's Grocery
Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, & Pygmy Nuthatch - in a loose feeding flock at the Aspen Conodos in McCall
Williamson's Sapsucker - Ponderosa State Park, this was a real surprise, a first winter bird seen near the main parking lot as we returned from a ski tour, I never got great looks at this bird even returning w/ binos after we got back to the car. It was foraging in an open conifer stand, low on the main trunks, and made several short flights between trees. Brownish upperparts w/ barring on back and wings, white rump well seen in flight. Although I wish I had gotten a better look, I'm sure it was not a flicker. This species breeds here and I presume this young bird lingered in the fall until it was too late to leave. I'd be interested to hear of other winter records of this species in Idaho.