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Three Records for San Mateo Co., California

Chase Littlejohn
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
4 (July-August)
Section: 
Echoes from the Field
Year: 
1899
Pages: 
73
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Three Records for San Mateo Co., Cal.

I wish to report the capture here in Redwood City, on Sept. 17, '97, of a female Bobolink, (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The bird was extremely shy and was found among cabbages in a vegetable garden, where it was associated with Bryant's and the Western Savanna Sparrow. This is, as far as I am aware, the first record for the State.

I also have two specimens ♂ ♀ of Leache's Petrel, taken on May 7, '99, near Pescadero, Cal. These are possibly the first ever recorded from the mainland coast of California. They are probably the same as those reported from the Farallone Islands.

In my collection at this time is a skin of the Mexican Ground Dove, belonging to Mr. Chas. Nichols of Pescadero, and taken near that place on Feb. 27, '98. The bird was shot by a boy and given to Mr. Nichols, who made a specimen of it. There were eleven of them in a flock, I understand. They arrived in the boy's yard during a severe storm and sought shelter in a wood-pile, where they remained for three days, when the weather cleared and they departed.

CHASE LITTLEJOHN

Redwood City, Cal.

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