North American Birds

VOLUME 69 No1 2016

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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177 P I C TO R I A L H I G H L I G H TS V O L U M E 6 9 ( 2 0 1 5 ) • N U M B E R 1 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 1 • This most cooperative Olive-backed Pipit at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim, Orange County 1-5 (here 1) November 2014 was the frst to be found in southern California and only the secondever in California. Photograph by Jef M. Bray. 2 • Always a rare fnd anywhere north of southern Mexico, this Jabiru was on private property in Victoria County, Texas 6 August 2014. There are ten previous state records, and single records come from neighboring Mississippi and Louisiana. Photograph by Brent Ortego. 3 • A large Brown-headed Cowbird fock that frequented Seabrook and Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire and Salisbury, Essex, County, Massachusetts was accompanied by three, or perhaps four, Yellow-headed Blackbirds 3 (here 25) October through 23 November 2014 (here at Seabrook). Birders discovered that they could pick the Yellow-headeds out of the fock by looking for the yellow-feathered vent area if the birds were feeding head-down and facing away. Photograph by Erik Nielsen. 4 • Alberta's second documented Yellow-throated Vireo was captured and banded at Elkwater 28 September 2014. Photograph by Kim Wetten. 5 • A male and a female American Three-toed Woodpecker at nearby locations in the Ash Creek Canyon area, Dawes County, Nebraska in summer and fall (here 18 October) 2014 raised the question of possible nesting in the Great Plains. This species is normally expected in montane forests of the Rocky Mountains, with the nearest known nesting areas being about 500 kilometers distant in either Colorado or South Dakota. Photograph by Mark Brogie. 6 • Providing the ninth record for Texas, this American Dipper was a one-day wonder in McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Culberson County on 29 November 2014. Photograph by Willie Sekula. 7 • This male Blue-throated Hummingbird, banded near Portal, Arizona on 14 July 2013, was photographed at a feeder at Lake Gregory in the San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino County, California on 18 September 2014. It then moved to La Mesa, San Diego County, where it collided with a window 2 December, was rehabilitated, and transported back to Portal. Photograph by Thomas A. Benson.

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