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Northern Flicker - Yellow Feather/Shafted

birdmanofthewoods3 <birdmanofthewoods3@...>
 

My brother sent me a picture of some feathers he found in his yard four miles inland from the coast in Littleriver. I identified them as feathers from a Northern Flicker. The tail feather with the barb on it I thought was a clincher. However, I have never seen a "yellow shafted" Northern Flicker around here. It seems I remember that Ron LeValley and others said something about seeing yellow Northern Flickers up north somewhere. Unless I am wrong, I think this might be a good example that they also occur here in Littleriver.

Picture of feathers posted at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mendobirds/photos/album/169685695/pic/list

Rick Harris


Canvasback

kmarianchild
 

Wed., Jan. 4, 2011

I saw a canvasback at Lake Pennyroyal two days ago. I haven't gone up since to see if it's continuing. Also present were two American wigeon, two hooded mergansers, two buffleheads, 6 ring-necks, 22 ruddy ducks, and numerous uncountworthy coots.

Kate


Re: possible Ross's Goose

carolynkinet
 

Fri., Jan 6. - Lisa, the possible Ross's Goose you saw may be same goose (positively id'd as a Ross's by Toby Tobkin) that we saw on the GP property during the Fort Bragg CBC. Ours was near one of the ponds, but foraging by itself. Perhaps it got lonely?

Carolyn Kinet
Inglenook


Re: possible Ross's Goose

Lisa Walker \(Feather\) <feather7023@...>
 

I think I saw one on December 30th at the cliffs above Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, foraging with our resident flock of Canada Geese. I will post a photo that I got (through the fence, and a bit blurry, showing its back) on the site soon.

--- On Fri, 1/6/12, Jeff Petit <bethandjeff35@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Jeff Petit <bethandjeff35@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Mendobirds] possible Ross's Goose
To: "Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com" <Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, January 6, 2012, 10:09 AM
















 









Hi,

Yesterday afternoon we saw a small white goose with black wing tips feeding with mallards (about the same size as them) in the pond on the east side of Garcia flats, just before the straightaway going south.  We're going back today with the scope to confirm and will report later.

 

Happy New Year,

Beth and Jeff































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Re: possible Ross's Goose

Robert Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

Beth & Jeff, There was a Ross's Goose in the vicinity on the CBC on December 30th. It will be useful to know how long it stays there.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 10:09 AM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] possible Ross's Goose

Hi,
Yesterday afternoon we saw a small white goose with black wing tips feeding with mallards (about the same size as them) in the pond on the east side of Garcia flats, just before the straightaway going south. We're going back today with the scope to confirm and will report later.

Happy New Year,
Beth and Jeff





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possible Ross's Goose

Jeff Petit
 

Hi,
Yesterday afternoon we saw a small white goose with black wing tips feeding with mallards (about the same size as them) in the pond on the east side of Garcia flats, just before the straightaway going south.  We're going back today with the scope to confirm and will report later.
 
Happy New Year,
Beth and Jeff

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Northern Goshawk

David Jensen
 

Wednesday, 4-January-2012.
At approximately 7:15 a.m., a Northern Goshawk flew across Highway 20 about 200 yards west of the James Creek bridge.
Dave Jensen


Re: Eurasian Wigeon in Potter Valley

George Chaniot
 

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 -- Chuck Vaughn and I saw the continuing EURASIAN WIGEON at
the pond north of the cemetery in Potter Valley today. In the pasture south
of the pond we pished up a HOUSE WREN while expecting Lincoln's Sparrows to
pop up. This is one of the few winter records of this species. There was
also a bright RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER in the trees near the road. Back at my
house we saw one of the four continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS at my
feeders.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA


Re: Fort Bragg CBC - rarities

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

Topping the list is a female BALTIMORE ORIOLE found by Al DeMartini in a Banksia tree at the Rose Memorial Park cemetery. Al also found a female BULLOCK's ORIOLE, a female YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and a male NASHVILLE WARBLER in the same area. Warren Wade found a Selasphorus (Allen's?) Hummingbird there as well.

Art Morley already reported his female SUMMER TANAGER at the corner of Boice Drive and Pearl Lane.

Ron LeValley found PIGEON GUILLEMOT, CASSIN'S AUKLET, and LONG-TAILED DUCK. I don't have location details for those yet. Also, his group found an out-of-season BARN SWALLOW.

Richard Hubacek reported another CASSIN'S AUKLET (I believe this was found by Chuck Vaughn off the Mendocino Headlands) and a CALIFORNIA TOWHEE. This last was found at the same spot as last year.

Also, Dorothy Tobkin reported three MUTE SWANs but we have to figure out if they are reportable birds.

Mike Stephens found a BARRED OWL while we were all enjoying dinner.

Cheers,
Tim

On 1/3/2012 9:54 AM, John Sterling wrote:
so....what were the unexpected rarities????


John Sterling


Re: Fort Bragg CBC

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

That should be thanks to Angela and JUDY!

Tim
...perhaps a little tired this morning...

On 1/3/2012 9:13 AM, AlbionWood wrote:
Preliminary tally from yesterday's Count is 147 species. Of those, 133
were on the list, and 11 were unexpected rarities.

More than 70 people took part, and over 40 of those attended the Count
Dinner, where we found a warm hall, hot pizza, and salad fresh from
Angela's garden! We were a happy bunch of birders, excited to share our
results and hear what others had found.

Many thanks to everyone involved, especially to Angela and Julie for
taking care of the hall and dinner, and the Area Leaders for managing
all those people and all that territory.

Cheers,
Tim Bray
CAFB Compiler


Fort Bragg CBC

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

Preliminary tally from yesterday's Count is 147 species. Of those, 133 were on the list, and 11 were unexpected rarities.

More than 70 people took part, and over 40 of those attended the Count Dinner, where we found a warm hall, hot pizza, and salad fresh from Angela's garden! We were a happy bunch of birders, excited to share our results and hear what others had found.

Many thanks to everyone involved, especially to Angela and Julie for taking care of the hall and dinner, and the Area Leaders for managing all those people and all that territory.

Cheers,
Tim Bray
CAFB Compiler


Summer Tanager

Arthur Morley <agmorley@...>
 

On today's Fort Bragg CBC there was a female Summer Tanager seen at the corner of Pearl Drive and Boice Lane. Pearl Drive goes east from Hwy 1 about 2 miles south of the Botanical Garden and just north of the Pine Beach Inn motel. Boice Lane intersects Pearl Dr. about .5 mile east of Hwy l.

The bird was seen by 6 observers for about 10 minutes in clear view.

Art Morley 964-2541


Harris' Hawk in FB

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

Forwarded from the Mendocino-Announce list:

A local breeder and falconer has lost a very young Harris Hawk. The bird
is very large, chocolate brown all over with a white stripe at the base
and end of its tail. The bird was bred in captivity and was being trained
for falconry purposes, but is too young to know how to fly properly and
cannot hunt for itself. It's been loose for 4 days and has about a week
before it succumbs to starvation. Anyone seeing a bird that looks like
this can call Brent at 961-0223 But, please check the colors before
calling if you have simply seen a large bird. The bird also has a band on
its leg. The bird was last seen at the south end of Fort Bragg, about two
miles east of the highway--but it can fly so might be sighted anywhere.
961-0223


Female Harlequin Duck at Mouth of the Navarro

Dave <algott@...>
 

There was a female Harlequin Duck in the Navarro River today just downstream from the Hwy 1 Bridge. It was between the bridge and the island constantly being chased up and down by the boats.

The Navarro Beach parking lot is still closed due to flooding until the river breaks thru to the ocean. The best place to bird the mouth is along the north side pull-outs on Hwy 1. Look out for traffic.

Happy New Year

Dave Bengston
Ukiah


12/31 Caspar Pond

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

31 Dec 2011 -- I stopped at Casar Pond (Hwy 1 and Fern Creek Rd) to
check on count week birds.  The 3 HOODED MERGANSERS, 5 COMMON
MERGANSERS and 1 fem. GADWALL were there.  Did not see the male
Ringed-neck Duck nor a Tricolored Blackbird. 

Karen Havlena
Fort Bragg, MEN, California

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Lake County

jerry white
 

I recieved a report of a LONG-TAILED DUCK seen on Clear Lake near the outlet of Manning Creek.
The bird was seen on December 28th by Eugene Rentsch and Mike Stevenson. Jerry White


Re: RFI: Al the Laysan Albatross

John Lace
 

Thanks to all who responded.
John Lace

On Dec 29, 2011, at 12:56 PM, John Lace wrote:

Hi we are staying near Point Arena and would like to see Al on Saturday. What's the best way to approach and view? We've not been to Point Arena before.
John Lace
Grass Valley, CA


ClearLake CBC Update - Ruddy Ducks Restored (LAKE)

dhecomovich
 

Found my error, or rather Floyd Hayes did, who was the individual responsible for counting most of those Ruddy Ducks on the Clear Lake CBC. The "1" slipped off the number I reported in my original posting, and the correct tally is 14,823, not the 4,823 listed, which indeed is the highest count ever for Ruddy Ducks on the Clear Lake CBC!!!.

Darlene Hecomovich
Clear Lake Count Compiler
Cobb, CA


Oops! A correction already: Clear Lake CBC Results (Lake)

dhecomovich
 

I just discovered that this year's count of 4,823 Ruddy Ducks was NOT the all-time high count for Ruddy's. It was easily outdone by the 2009-10 Count year of 13,534 Ruddy Ducks. That's a lot of Ruddy's.

Darlene Hecomovich
Clear Lake County Compiler
Cobb, CA


Almost Final Clear Lake CBC Results (LAKE)

dhecomovich
 

Thanks to all 55 birders that participated in the Clear Lake Count for
their time and hard work in ferreting out a total of 147 birds (subject
to slight adjustment awaiting some final reports). The 147 total number
of species is a few birds higher than what we've had the past three
years but down from our all-time high of 153 birds in 2007. Fifty-five
matches our all-time highest number of participants of two years ago and
this year included four birders from St. Helena, one from Santa Rosa,
and three Lower Lake High School students plus all the good dedicated
birders of Lake County.

Some species of particular interest include several
Barrows'Goldeneye, both Bald and Golden Eagles, Canyon Wren,
Townsend's Solitaire, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Gray
Warbler, and Lawrence's Goldfinch which made its sixth appearance on
our CBC with an all-time high of 47 birds. The RuddyDuck garnered the
highest number of individuals with an all-time high count of 4,823.

A couple of species we were sorry to miss were the Osprey and the
Yellow-billed Magpie. We normally get 1 or 2 Osprey for the Count but
not this year. The numbers of Magpies on the Count have been declining
for the past half-dozen years, and this year's miss is the second
year in a row that we've have had no Magpie on the Count.

Good Birding to all in 2012!

Darlene Hecomovich

Clear Lake Count Compiler

Cobb, CA

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