S2 Page 45




V1327 s2 p045

Collector: Grinnell - 1925
Location: Mineral
Date: June 26
Page Number: 2499

glandular abdomen and hence sitting) from bole of
red fir about 60 feet up. It was actively pecking at
the fissured bark and dislodging tufts of the conspicuous
yellow lichen which grows profusely on the trunks of
some of the trees. Saw also a Red-breasted
, and punctured red fir in the vicinity.
Can hear from this point: Solitaire, Tanager,
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Mt. Chickadee, Canada Nuthatch,
Warbling Vireo, and Audubon Warbler. Saw a
[female symbol] Calliope Hummingbird at snow-plant (Sarcodes);
these plants now coming up commonly under
red firs and of brilliant colors.

6265 Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker [male symbol] testes [illustration] [therefore
long past functioning] wt. 73.5g.; iris dark hazel
brown. Note "spurious" outer ^(?) tail feathers!

6266 Hammond Flycatcher [male symbol] testes [illustration]; wt. 10.2g. [see p.

6267 Pileolated Warbler [male symbol] wt. 7.1g. [see p. 2497].

6268 Lutescent (?) Warbler [female symbol] jv. wt. 7.8g. [see p. 2498].

5:00p.m., at camp: collected a set of four eggs
4/4, nest and female parent, of Wright Flycatcher.
Rim of nest 1130mm above ground; nest on nearly
upright stem of snow-bush, supported in part by
accessory twiggery; 600 mm. more of snow bush,
living leafy branch, above nest. Site in sea
of snowbush on gently sloping hillside; two
tall cedars 75 feet away, nearest trees; but firs
and pines farther away. Eggs nearly fresh;

Page Notes

Please sign in to write a note for this page

Sarah Hinman

I didn't know how to handle the male and female symbol shorthand or when he draws an illustration of the testes shape. Thoughts?

Ben Brumfield

FromThePage will accept HTML within transcripts, so you should be able to type ♂ and ♀. (The notes may escape them, however, so I'm not sure they'll show up here -- that's ♂ and ♀ -- ampersand number-sign 9794 semicolon with no spaces, the same with 9792.)


1st line, second unk. suggest "bole"; 3rd line, how about "conspicuous"; line starting "these plants", agree with "commonly".


1st line, second unk. suggest "bole"; 3rd line, how about "conspicuous"; line starting "these plants", agree with "commonly". The bird 6265 is Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker. According to Peterson field guide, a more modern name is Black-backed three-toed Woodpecker.


second unk changed to "bole", first unk removed


3rd unk changed to conspicuous


changed unknown beside 6265 to "arctic"


I tried inserting the male and female symbols with Ben Brumfield's code as below, but it does not work. Thoughts?