Subject: [Tweeters] request for McKay's Bunting images Date: Mar 5 23:24:34 2005 From: Jason Rogers - hawkowl at hotmail.com
I've decided to put together an identification article on separating Snow and McKay's buntings in winter. I've proposed submitting the article to Ted Floyd for publication in Birding. We'll see what he has to say.
To get the ball rolling, I would like to invite those of you who have photographed the Washington, Oregon, or BC McKay's Buntings to send me low-resolution versions of your images for possible inclusion in the article. Photographers will be acknowledged for their contributions in the article.
As for the two female McKay's Buntings purportedly seen at the Iona Jetty earlier today, I'm now almost certain that one of them--for a variety of reasons--is actually a male Snow Bunting. The other I have yet to see a photo of.
Regards, Jason Rogers Banff, AB hawkowl at hotmail.com