Yellow-headed Blackbird/neotropic migrants


Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

Thursday, August 14, 2003, Debra Shearwater reports a Yellow-headed
Blackbird mixed in with a flock of other blackbirds at the Ukiah Sewage
Treatment Plant.
She also had a huge flock of mixed neotropic migrants (warblers, vireos,
grosbeaks, etc.) at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg in the late
afternoon. She mentioned that it was one of the largest mixed flocks of
neotropic migrants that she has witnessed and was able to view many, many
birds from one spot as the flock moved past in the trees. She did not
spot any Mendocino County rarities in the flock. However, there was a
Costa's Hummingbird at a feeder at the Botanical Gardens. Debra did see a
couple of Willow Flycatchers.

Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html

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