Re: Pacific Golden Plovers can still be seen at Hayward Regional Shoreline
richard s. cimino
Late Friday morning 10-11 AM I made an attempt to locate thetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I was not successful due the tide being out.
So I returned this morning a few minutes before 7AM for a 6.6 FT high tide.
In the distance ( scope - required) I counted a group of 86
Black-bellied Plovers behind some short pickle weed.
About half an hour went by before a low flying gull species spooked the
BLPL into a short flight and hop into the open.
What I thought were significant field marks from the short flight into
open did with the help of the scope produced the Male Pacific Golden Plover.
There were many juvenile Black-bellied Plovers but I could not sort out
a Pacific Golden Plover.
Closing note on the playa between the trail and the Caltrans Toll booth
there were 800 American Avocets on the sand bar.
All the species mention by Pat Bacchetti were still present in good numbers.
Enjoy the weekend.
On 8/4/2011 9:39 PM, bacpab wrote: