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Western Robin Nesting at Napa

E. L. Bickford
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1927
Pages: 
163

Western Robin Nesting at Napa

I was very much interested in Mr. Storer's article in the November Condor on “Range Extensions by the Western Robin in California”, and his accurate deductions as to robins seen at Napa on August 27, 1922. Robins have nested on my two-acre residence in the heart of Napa for at least twelve years. I find entry in my notes of a brood hatching on my place on May 22, 1916. This date agrees with-the known dates of nesting in San Francisco.

Mr. Frank A. Leach, a pioneer resident of Napa Valley, and a member of the Cooper Club, tells me that there were no robins in Napa Valley in the old days. The Western Martin, now non-resident, was, however, very common, and nearly every settler put up a box or a keg on a pole as an invitation to nest.

E. L. Bickford

Napa, California, March 17, 1927

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