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Notes from San Bernardino, California

Edward Wall
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1915
Pages: 
59

Notes from San Bernardino, California

On the 4th of October, 1914, and again on the 6th, I saw a band of about fifteen Pinyon Jays (Gyanocephalus cyanocephalus) here in San Bernardino. Dr. Horace Gaylord informs me that these birds have been occasionally seen at Pasadena; but in over twenty-five years of observation I never have known of their occurring in the San Bernardino Valley, nor has Mr. R. B. Herron seen any. This years’ visit of the Pinyon Jay was therefore a great surprise to me.

Another new record here, although of course it is due to the aid of man, was the finding by me on April 22, 1914, of a nest and twelve eggs of the Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus torquatus). The identification was positive. The birds were manifestly some that had been liberated in the vicinity, but they had become very wild and I am of the opinion that in time this game bird will become permanently established here.

EDWARD WALL

San Bernardino, California

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