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The Florida State Museum at the University of Florida, Gainesville has the
largest managed collection in the state. If you contact them (and they will
want this bird) they will send you a box with packing materials in it for
keeping it cooled and include an address label to go on the outside. All you
have to do is call UPS to come pick it up. What a find! This is the easiest
way to secure the preservation of this specimen, unless, of course, you live
next door to the museum!
L. Duncan
Gulf Breeze

----- Original Message -----
From: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 6:50 AM
Subject: [FLBIRDS] Fw: Re: FW: varied bunting


> I'm shamelessly cross-posting this one.
>
> Dotty Robbins
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
>   Hi All,
>
>   Looks like a first Florida record to me. Please rap up the little
> darling in a paper towel & slip it in a zip lock & pop it in the
> freezer. But first attach a card with all the pertinent info:
> Michelle's full name, address & phone number, & when & where she found
> it. The bird should be taken to Archbold Biological Station near Lake
> Placid. As a matter of  fact, I'll be going down there from Tampa in a
> few days, & would be glad to take it there myself. Please give me a call.
>
>   Wes Biggs
>    Orlando
> 407/384-9766 Home
> 407/376-6967 Cell
>
>
>
> dubi wrote:
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> >  _____
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> >From: dubi [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 10:16 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: FW: varied bunting
> >
> >
> >
> >Look at this! A newly-dead Varied Bunting on Siesta Key in Sarasota
County.
> >Must have blown in on these storms. I couldn't see any records for this
bird
> >in Florida. Is that correct?
> >
> >
> >
> >Can someone please post as to where Michelle should send the bird?
> >
> >
> >
> >Jeanne Dubi-Sarasota
> >
> >[log in to unmask]
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> >  _____
> >
> >From: Michelle van Deventer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 9:38 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: varied bunting
> >
> >
> >
> >Hi Betty & Jeanne -
> >
> >
> >
> >I am a member of Audubon and live on Siesta Key.  While at Siesta Market
> >today, a small bird flew into the window & instantly died.  I have never
> >seen this species before, but thought it looked like a Painted Bunting.
I
> >took it home to refer to my books for identification & it appears to be a
> >Varied Bunting.  This seems very rare, particularly for Florida!
> >
> >
> >
> >I attached two pictures I took which show scale in cm & inches.  I still
> >have the bird, if you are interested.  Please let me know your thoughts.
> >
> >
> >
> >Thank you in advance
> >
> >
> >
> >Michelle
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> >
> >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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