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Clarke Nutcracker at Sea

G. F. Ferris
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1920
Pages: 
39

Clarke Nutcracker at Sea

On the boat coming up from Lower California, in September, what I took to be a Clarke Crow (Nucifraga columbiana) came on board somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco and remained until we came into port. I noticed the bird in the morning after leaving Los Angeles, but some of the other passengers said it came on board the evening before, when we were only a short distance out from that place. This is so far out of the normal range of this bird that I was mu.ch interested in speculating as to whence he came and whither he would eventually go. Will he find his way back again to the mountains?

G. F. Ferris

Stanford University, California, November 9. 1919

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