North American Birds

VOLUME 68 NO2 2015

A Quarterly Journal of Ornithological Record Published by the American Birding Association. The mission of the journal is to provide a complete overview of the changing panorama of our continent’s birdlife.

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N O R T H A M E R I C A N B I R D S 296 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS 1 • Maintaining the species' tenuous presence in New Mexico, these two Rufous-winged Sparrows were in Guadalupe Canyon, Hidalgo County on 30 December 2013. Photograph by Jonathan P. Batkin. 2 • A hybrid combination rarely reported, this Green-winged Teal x Gadwall was at Old Reid Park, Clark County, Ohio 1 (here 3) December 2013 through 22 February 2014; it was also seen at Buck Creek State Park. Photograph by Larry Jeanblanc. 3 • Only the ffth ever recorded in New Jersey, this Smith's Longspur hung out at Stone Harbor Point, Cape May County 26 January (here) through 1 February 2014 and was seen again 4 March. Photo- graph by Harvey Tomlinson. 4 • This adult Bar-tailed Godwit of the nominate subspecies, Florida's seventh, wintered (here 8 Janu- ary 2014) in Pinellas County, here at Fred Howard Park. Photograph by Tomas Ford. 5 • At least three Little Gulls graced Oklahoma in winter 2013-2014. This handsome adult spent 26 December 2013 (here) through 6 January 2014 at Lake Hefner, Okla- homa County. Photograph by James W. Arterburn. 6 • The juvenile Gray Hawk present at Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County in winter 2012-2013 returned in this smart adult plumage, using many of the same hunting perches it used during the previous winter. The bird was present 5 December 2013 through 22 March (here 21 February) 2014. Photograph by Hugh P. Ranson 7 • This unusual Brant at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico was present 15 (here 17) December 2013 through 5 January 2014. It ft neither the typical Atlantic or Pacifc subspecies and was believed to be either a Gray-bellied Brant or perhaps a darker Atlantic hrota. Photograph by Nancy E. Hetrick. 1 3 5 6 7 4 2

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