USTP- Blue-winged Teal/Redhead

Robert J. Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>

April 17, 2004 - Saturday - From 0900 to 1130 - Bob & Ryan Keiffer, Marie
and Tess Behnke birded the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant.
Highlights included a female Blue-winged Teal mixed with several
Green-winged Teal. There was a strange looking female duck with the few
Ring-necked Ducks, which I now embarrassingly realize (thanks to John
Sterling's report) was a female Redhead. Other waterfowl included about
20 bufflehead, several Great Basin Canada Geese, several Ruddy Ducks, and
of course Mallards which included one head with 7 newly hatched young. 6
Least Sandpipers and a few Killdeer comprised the only
shorebirds. Yellowthroats were calling from the marsh vegetation. Singing
Black-headed Grosbeaks from the river and a handful of White-crowned
sparrows finished the morning's adventure. Bob Keiffer

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:

"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how the
strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena."
Theodore Roosevelt

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