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Adult, immature Bald Eagles

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

I was out in my yard north of Fort Bragg working when I heard the
unmistakable calls of an Osprey being harassed. So I looked up, expecting
to see Common Ravens, when instead, I saw an adult and immature Bald Eagles
harassing it. The Bald Eagles were being harassed by two Common Ravens, as
it turned out. They wheeled around in circles in a thermal, then set out
heading south.

I texted Roger Adamson and within five minutes, he texted me back saying
he saw the adult Bald Eagle flying over his house in town!

Happy Yard Bird, Roger!

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


Another Trop Kingbird

Roger Adamson
 

Found another Tropical Kingbird along Highway 1 near mile mark 28.85, where a Loggerhead Shrike was found a couple years ago.

RHA


Ukiah WWTP still closed

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Greetings Mendobirders- The gate was unlocked at the Ukiah WWTP this
morning so I signed in and walked around the ponds. As I was leaving, I
learned that I was really not supposed to there as they are officially
still closed. They are still dealing with some Covid issues and wanted me
to let birders know that they hope to open soon.

Chuck




--
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
Ukiah, CA


Tropical Kingbird and Ferruginous Hawks

Tim Bray
 

15 October 2021 - A Tropical Kingbird was hawking insects from bushes just across Lighthouse Road behind the Rollerville Cafe just before noon today. After lunch we re-found the bird in the tops of the fir trees between the cabins and the highway, along with several Cedar Waxwings.

There were several Ferruginous Hawks at various places: one over the fields just south of Mill Creek, two at the Ross Ranch fields, one at the Garcia River flats, and at least one off Lighthouse Road. I think we saw another along the road somewhere we couldn't stop. It was FEHArrific!

Two Cackling Geese were somewhat of a surprise in the Navarro River, just east of the island. There were three American Widgeon in the vicinity. We saw no waterfowl at all in the various ponds between Elk and Manchester.


Pacific Golden-plover continues / Virgin Creek Beach

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

The Pacific Golden-plover has been at Virgin Creek Beach for four days
now. Roger Adamson said there was another one on a Ward Ave area beach.

eBird no longer shows the Pacific Golden-plover as a rare species.

We only see them infrequently here, so I am not sure why they aren't
considered rare - same thing with Pectoral Sandpipers. They are rare in
other coastal areas of California, but not here. What's up with that? If
they are basing it on reports, they should realize that not everyone posts
to eBird. Heck, I don't post to eBird *every* time I go out, either. So I
am wondering why birds that used to be considered rare for here are no
longer? (I know too that often rare birds are on a seasonal grid, so to
speak, for certain areas - sometimes they are rare here and sometimes they
aren't - mainly due to season)... so I am very curious since Pacific
Golden-plovers are Arctic breeders, wintering in Asia - so they do show up
along our coast in **migration** -- which is what is happening now - so is
that the difference here? Still, they are few and far between - not nearly
as numerous as some of their other plover relatives (Black-bellied and
Killdeer - even Semipalmated and Snowy are a lot more numerous)

All input appreciated,

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone, CA


Tricolored Blackbird in Willits

George Chaniot
 

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 — This afternoon there was a male TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD in the parking lot of Taco Bell on S. Main Street in Willits. It was foraging among the other mixed blackbirds and also murmuring its bag-o’-cats squall from a tree nearby in a blackbird chorus.
George Chaniot
Potter Valley, CA


Re: Mendonoma Sightings: A rare sighting – a Long-billed Curlew, as photographed by Bob Rutemoeller.

Mary Rose Kent
 

Jeanne, I’ve seen a few these past couple of weeks at or near Caspar Pond.  Or perhaps it’s been the same one each time...
Mary Rose (Kent), Fort Bragg 

On Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 08:47 jackson_us <jackson2@...> wrote:
Oct. 12, 2021
Hi All,
  The sighting of a Long-billed curlew was photographed on Sept. 30th at Manchester State Beach. Also, I am not hearing or seeing ospreys. The ones who occupied the nest I watch in Anchor Bay are gone. Anyone still seeing them?
Jeanne. Anchor Bay
 
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Bob Rutemoeller wrote, “I first thought this might be a Whimbrel but after looking up info online, I think it is a Long-billed Curlew. We had walked from Kinney Road along the beach to the Garcia River. There are lots of Kelp piles on the beach, and also lots of Jellyfish.”


Diane Hichwa confirmed the ID of this big shorebird. Just look at that long thin beak!

Thanks to Bob for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

oh my, it's terribly windy here today, Monday. I hope it calms down soon.

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Re: Pacific Golden-Plover, Virgin Creek Beach north side

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

Here's my eBird checklist with photos


https://ebird.org/checklist/S96039810



Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


On Tue, 12 Oct 2021 11:00:19 -0700, "Lisa D. Walker, (Feather
Forestwalker)" <feather@mcn.org> wrote:
This morning I found a Pacific Golden-plover on Virgin Creek Beach north
of the main beach and about midway between the end of the main beach and
the rock 'wall' at the north end. Photos to come later in my checklist.

Roger Adamson and Becky Bowen are out there now searching for it.

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone



Pacific Golden-Plover, Virgin Creek Beach north side

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

This morning I found a Pacific Golden-plover on Virgin Creek Beach north
of the main beach and about midway between the end of the main beach and
the rock 'wall' at the north end. Photos to come later in my checklist.

Roger Adamson and Becky Bowen are out there now searching for it.

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


Re: Mendonoma Sightings: A rare sighting – a Long-billed Curlew, as photographed by Bob Rutemoeller.

Diane Hichwa
 

I had one osprey over Gualala yesterday 10/11

 

Diane Hichwa

 

Email: dhichwa@...

 

Telephone: 707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)

707-483-3130 (cell)

More Tail Wagging!!! Less Barking!!

Millie 2007

 

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Subject: [Mendobirds] Mendonoma Sightings: A rare sighting – a Long-billed Curlew, as photographed by Bob Rutemoeller.

 

Oct. 12, 2021

Hi All,

  The sighting of a Long-billed curlew was photographed on Sept. 30th at Manchester State Beach. Also, I am not hearing or seeing ospreys. The ones who occupied the nest I watch in Anchor Bay are gone. Anyone still seeing them?

Jeanne. Anchor Bay

 

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Diane Hichwa confirmed the ID of this big shorebird. Just look at that long thin beak!

Thanks to Bob for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

oh my, it's terribly windy here today, Monday. I hope it calms down soon.

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Mendonoma Sightings: A rare sighting – a Long-billed Curlew, as photographed by Bob Rutemoeller.

jackson_us
 

Oct. 12, 2021
Hi All,
  The sighting of a Long-billed curlew was photographed on Sept. 30th at Manchester State Beach. Also, I am not hearing or seeing ospreys. The ones who occupied the nest I watch in Anchor Bay are gone. Anyone still seeing them?
Jeanne. Anchor Bay
 

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Orchard Oriole continues, Enchanted Forest Trail, Virgin Creek

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

My checklist with photos is here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95677607

Of note was that it was in the company of another bright yellow bird whose
ID I could not get because the bird was so skulky and kept diving into the
shrubbery of Wax Myrtle and blackberry tangles. All I could make out were
flashes of yellow.

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


Re: Orchard Oriole still here

Robert Keiffer
 

Lisa, Congrats on a great find … according to Chuck who monitors our MEN records it is the tenth record … all fall. The “chuck” call note helps to ID

On Oct 5, 2021, at 2:24 PM, Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker) <feather@mcn.org> wrote:

Yes, the bird was still there and I got a bit better photos (attached a
couple)


Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone

On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:29:32 -0700, "Roger Adamson" <radamson@mcn.org>
wrote:
Lisa Walker texted me to say the Orchard Oriole is still present in Fort
Bragg. West end of the Virgin Creek trail (enchanted forest) foraging in
blackberries.

RHA






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Re: Orchard Oriole still here

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

Yes, the bird was still there and I got a bit better photos (attached a
couple)


Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone

On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:29:32 -0700, "Roger Adamson" <radamson@mcn.org>
wrote:
Lisa Walker texted me to say the Orchard Oriole is still present in Fort
Bragg. West end of the Virgin Creek trail (enchanted forest) foraging in
blackberries.

RHA



Orchard Oriole still here

Roger Adamson
 

Lisa Walker texted me to say the Orchard Oriole is still present in Fort Bragg. West end of the Virgin Creek trail (enchanted forest) foraging in blackberries.

RHA


Orchard/Hooded Oriole Fort Bragg

Roger Adamson
 

Lisa Walker found a female/basic plumage oriole this morning on the trail
to Virgin Creek (the Enchanted forest trail). Not so familiar with Orchard
Orioles so that we are not certain if it is a Hooded or Orchard. I will
put photos on an eBird report.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S95604231
Opinions welcome.

Roger


Oriole on Enchanted Forest Trail / Virgin Creek

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

This morning around 10:30 AM, I found an Oriole on the Enchanted Forest
Trail right outside of the actual forested area but well before the Haul
Road. It appears to be female. It was eating black berries. I texted Roger
Adamson and he came over .... we both got photos. I have attached two of
mine. The markings seem right for Bullock's, but the de-curved bill seemed
to suggest Hooded - only trouble is, the vocalizations I heard were nothing
like either species. I am wondering if this **MIGHT** be an Orchard Oriole?

If someone can help with ID, it would be greatly appreciated

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


Re: Tropical kingbird on Enchanted Trail

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

My checklist with photos is here:


https://ebird.org/checklist/S95548542


Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone

PS. Shannon, please upload your list for EAST of the HAUL ROAD only with
that AMAZING photo you got of the bird flying after an insect?


On Sun, 3 Oct 2021 09:34:42 -0700, "Shannon Underhill"
<shannon.underhill@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

Lisa Walker-Roseman found a Tropical Kingbird on Enchanted Trail near
Haul
Rd. Sunday, 8:30a.

Shannon Underhill

Two Bears Remodeling LLC
707-357-7044


Vesper Sparrow Ukiah Riverside Park 10/3/2021

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Greetings Mendobirders- I saw a Vesper Sparrow at Riverside Park (east
end of Gobbi Street) this morning. The bird was feeding on the dirt road
along the S fenceline with Savannah and Crowned Sparrows.

Chuck



--
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
Ukiah, CA


Tropical kingbird on Enchanted Trail

Shannon Underhill
 

Hi,

Lisa Walker-Roseman found a Tropical Kingbird on Enchanted Trail near Haul Rd. Sunday, 8:30a.

Shannon Underhill

Two Bears Remodeling LLC
707-357-7044

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