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Common Gallinule, November 4, 2011

Pine Siskins

Pine Siskins

The Common Gallinule was still at Montrose today. This morning it was on the beach inside the protected area at the base of the fishhook pier. It had previously been inside the boat harbor. Other birds seen at Montrose this a.m. include about 20 flyby Common Loons, 10 Snow Buntings, 8 or so Pine Siskins, and a Purple Finch. I’ve included a photo of some of the Pine Siskins.

Common Gallinule, October 27, 2011

Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule

Local birder Steve Spitzer found a Common Gallinule inside Montrose Harbor today. I relocated the bird late in the afternoon. Common Gallinule is extremely rare at Montrose, with perhaps 2 previous records. It was also a new Montrose bird for me, number 327. This species was known as Common Moorhen until very recently.

For a complete list of the birds seen at Montrose, see the Montrose List.