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ABA-Area Bird Number 500!

10,000 Birds

Because I have birded southern California in winter several times there weren’t any of the normally occurring birds that I could get within easy reach of my in-laws house in Orange County. I could try for a Painted Redstart showing up at Lacy Park in San Marino. Permission to use the car was obtained from the brother-in-law and permission to be missing until 10 AM was obtained from Daisy.

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Painted Redstart at Irvine Lake

10,000 Birds

Back in December I was in Orange County, California, enjoying the holidays with my in-laws. In 2012 I got my 500th bird in the ABA area when I twitched a Painted Redstart at Lacy Park in San Marino, California. Fortunately, a Painted Redstart was frequenting Irvine Lake, a mere fifteen minutes from my in-laws house, in December. (In

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