*New – Rare Sighting of the Olive-backed Pipit for November 1, 2014

This Olive-backed Pipit is the 4th sighting recorded in all of North America.  According to the book entitled “Rare Birds of North America” by Howell, Lewington and Russell, this bird has only been recorded 3 times prior:  2 spring sightings and 1 fall sighting.  This was a Code 3.

The sighting on November 1, 2014 was originally found by Jeff Bray and witnessed by over 50 other birders on day 1.  The bird was not initially seen on November 2 but eventually made a reapparance later in the morning according to the Yahoo List Server on November 2, 2014.  Initial confirmations were by Doug Willick and Thomas-Ford Hutchinson.

A few photos of the visitors who attended on 11-1-14 can be seen below along with a few photos of the Olive-backed Pipit.  You can view more photos of Olive-backed Pipit by clicking the link.

Olive-backed Pipit on November 1, 2014 at Yorba Regional Park, CA
Olive-backed Pipit on November 1, 2014 at Yorba Regional Park, CA

 

Olive-backed Pipit - Yorba Regional Park
Olive-backed Pipit – Yorba Regional Park
The crowd gathers for the Olive-backed Pipit
The crowd gathers for the Olive-backed Pipit
Crowd gathering for the Olive-backed Pipit on November 1, 2014
Crowd gathering for the Olive-backed Pipit on November 1, 2014

One Response

  1. Was seen today [Tuesday AM] but only briefly when it flew to the ground and then back in to the tree. Same location.

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