Michael Lester reports:
"Around 2:25 p.m. [Tuesday] I had a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at DeKorte. The bird was mostly associating with a small group (~4) of White-crowned Sparrows.
"My best (and most cooperative) viewing was just before the boardwalk to the Saw Mill Creek trail (after the junipers on the east side of the trail).
"However, it seemed to be in several places between the Transco and Saw Mill Creek trails.
When I first found the bird, it was briefly next to a "boardwalk to nowhere" that was in between two "islands" of trees. I later saw it briefly at the "beach" that was at the end of the short trail that was just south of the Transco trail.
"Last I saw, it had flown away from the White-crowneds back to the "boardwalk to nowhere" to forage by itself (around 5 p.m.)." (Thanks, Michael, for the report and photo!)
[Note: Bird has not been seen today to our knowledge.]
More of Michael Lester's Clay-colored Sparrow pix here. Other highlights follow.