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Re: Bushtits at Pomo Campground

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

It would be really helpful if folks put their locations in their
addresses. Henri lives in Fort Bragg. I don't know where Pomo Campground
is. This information is required to post in most yahoo groups. This
matter has been discussed here before. Moderator??

Chuck

A Nashville Warbler in my yard today; last year had one about this time as
well. Henri

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Subject: [Mendobirds] Bushtits at Pomo Campground


I have several feeders out so I get frequent visits from chickadees.
Today,
I also had one red breasted nut hatch and a small flock of bush tits that
stayed for maybe 10 minutes. I would estimate 12 to 15 in the group--for
a
time our space was surrounded. They primarily worked through the tan
oaks.
Unfortunately between dense cover and their constant movement I got no
photos.



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Re: Bushtits at Pomo Campground

Henrietta Bensussen
 

A Nashville Warbler in my yard today; last year had one about this time as well. Henri

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Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:14 PM
Subject: [Mendobirds] Bushtits at Pomo Campground


I have several feeders out so I get frequent visits from chickadees. Today, I also had one red breasted nut hatch and a small flock of bush tits that stayed for maybe 10 minutes. I would estimate 12 to 15 in the group--for a time our space was surrounded. They primarily worked through the tan oaks. Unfortunately between dense cover and their constant movement I got no photos.



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Bushtits at Pomo Campground

Dennis Olivarez
 

I have several feeders out so I get frequent visits from chickadees. Today, I also had one red breasted nut hatch and a small flock of bush tits that stayed for maybe 10 minutes. I would estimate 12 to 15 in the group--for a time our space was surrounded. They primarily worked through the tan oaks. Unfortunately between dense cover and their constant movement I got no photos.


Gray Jays seen at Van Damme

jackson_us
 

Sept. 14, 2013
Chris Skyhawk sent this is for my nature column. He saw three Gray Jays in the camping area at Van Damme State Park on Saturday. He had never seen a Gray Jay before but the docent at the visitor center said he had seen one a couple of times over the many years he had been there. Chris wrote, “They were flitting through the campground looking to raid the food supplies of campers.”
            Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay


Lark Bunting in Little River

Ron LeValley
 

I just stepped out on the back deck and a white-winged sparrow with white tips to the tail flew to a nearby bush. I ran and got my camera thinking Lark Bunting and was able to get some decent pictures that confirmed my thought. It moved to the front yard and we lost it but we are putting seed out now and will repost if it shows up again.

 

Ron LeValley, Charlene McAllister

Little River


Fw: [CALBIRDS] Multiple Blue-footed Boobies being report in SoCal

Lisa Walker &#92;(Feather&#92;) <feather7023@...>
 


 
Reports on the Blue-Footed Booby sightings in southern as well as central coastal CA include SLO beaches; Morro Bay, as well.

Lisa


----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Gjon Hazard
To: Calbirds
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:44 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Multiple Blue-footed Boobies being report in SoCal

 
Just wanted to spread the word that there are multiple reports of Blue-footed Boobies from San Diego to LA. See regional listservs for details.

-Gjon Hazard
Encinitas




Pelagic Trip Photos

Ron LeValley
 

I did post a photo of the Arctic Tern on my web site. There are a bunch of photo of the trip, but the first one is the tern that I called a Common on the trip, but have revised my identification to Arctic. Here is the link

 

http://levalleyphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Fort-Bragg-Pelagic-9-15-2013/G0000t.hknsj3G94/

 

 

Most of the pictures are of the humpbacks as they were the highlight of the trip!

 

Cheers,

Ron LeValley

Little River CA


MCAS Half-day Pelagic Trip Report 9/15/13

K A Havlena
 

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 -- One could not ask for a more beautiful day - warm waters, mostly clear, calm winds, and very calm seas!  It was SO warm and calm that some of the usual birds seen in fall were missing.  However, we definitely had a "whale" of a show!  Both 6-7 BLUE and 7-10 HUMP-BACKED WHALES were extremely close to the Telstar.  They put on a show for at least an hour, coming within 7-10 FEET of the boat. 
 
Our "unusual land birds" over the ocean were: a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL and a HUMMINGBIRD (probable Anna's)!
 
The seabirds included:  PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, cormorants and brown pelicans, Surf Scoters, RED PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, COM TERN, COM MURRE, CASSIN'S AUKLET and RHINOCEROS AUKLET.
 
Ron LeValley (our leader) said the warm water temperatures kept away species such as: albatrosses, most tubenoses, Sabine's gull, and jaegers!   Big misses... 
 
Thanks to Ron LeValley for being our solo guide.  A good time was had by all, however, with no "chumming" by any of the participants! 
 
Karen Havlena
Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


Marbled Murrelets 9/13

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 -- Above, and just north of Chadbourne Gulch, there were two MARBLED MURRELETS in the calm waters.  I have not seen Marbled Murrelets since the 2008 summer fires.  They have not returned to the cove near Hardy Rock.  Along the creek in the gulch, there were a few Yellow, Wilson's and Orange-crowned Warblers, but not much else.
 
Chadbourne Gulch is along Hwy 1 at mm 75.47, and Hardy Rock is at mm 83.30, also Hwy 1.  The village of Westport is inbetween thses two points.
 
Karen Havlena
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca
 
 


Forster's Tern & Indigo Bunting - Coastal MEN

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 -- I found a basic-plumaged FORSTER'S TERN at Caspar Pond this afternoon.  Both Becky Bowen and Toby Tobkin saw it.  Becky got some photos.
 
Earlier this morning, I found an imm. male INDIGO BUNTING at Juan Creek, and a (prob/likely) Dusky Flycatcher in the same location - (Still need to do some study on the "Dusky").  The Indigo Bunting called exactly like the Cornell app i have on my iPhone.  y)Also seen/heard:  No Pygmy Owl & BHGR (Hardy).
 
Both locations are adjacent to Hwy 1 in MEN County.  Juan Creek is about mm 83.00, and Caspar Pond is about 4 miles south of Fort Bragg.
 
Karen Havlena
Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


Elegant Terns

Lisa Walker &#92;(Feather&#92;) <feather7023@...>
 

Two Elegant Terns flew over my house in south Fort Bragg moments ago, calling to each other..... just keyed them out by their calls according to what I heard on the Cornell Labs Bird Sounds page.

Feather (Lisa)


Re: Franklin's Gull at Clear Lake

Floyd Hayes
 

The juvenile FRANKLIN'S GULL was at the exact same spot this morning where we found it on Tuesday, on a piling between Aurora Park and Keeling Park off Lakeshore Blvd. in Nice.

Floyd Hayes
Angwin, CA

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American Avocets (LAKE)

dhecomovich
 

At the Kelsey Creek Outlet in Clear Lake State Park yesterday morning at 10 am, I had 10 or 12 Avocets come in circle around close to shore, go out of sight and back again a couple of times. They were flying low and it appeared they were going to touch down but could not quite convince themselves to do so and ended up taking off close to land heading north and around the corner. About 20 minutes later a lone Avocet came in and did much the same thing. I also had a Semi-palmated Plover and a half dozen Least Sandpipers. Had a good selection of other birds but nothing unusual.

Darlene Hecomovich
Cobb


Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Ten Mile Beach

Richard Hubacek
 

Thu Sep 12,2013---There was a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER on Ten Mile Beach this morning. It was found between Fenn and Inglenook Creeks on the walk North. On the way back it was closer to Ward Ave.

This is the third sighting this Fall for this rare sandpiper.

Richard Hubacek
Little River


Calling all Gull pros

Steve Stump
 

Can I get a consensus on this gull? What is it? 

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Mendobirds/photos/albums/202509908


Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant

Steve Stump
 

9/11/13 5;00pm

Today at 3:15 pm A Solitary Sandpiper fly into the middle pond of the Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant. Other shorebirds were 5 Pectoral Sandpipers, 3 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Long-billed Dowitcher and about 80 peeps.


Other birds of interest were 4 American Pipits, 1 Lincoln Sparrow and 28 White-crowned Sparrow. I get a feeling there were many that I missed (not much time out today).The sparrows were FOS at the treatment plant. Steve Stump


Whales offshore

Ron LeValley
 

Hello all, I know this not about birds, but I just had to tell people that while I was scanning the very calm ocean for birds from the Little River Headlands, I spotted a pod of about 10 whales on the horizon. They are moving very slowly north and are now (11:00 a.m.) real close to the offshore weather buoy about 7 miles offshore. I am 95% sure that these are Sperm Whales. The spouts are quick and often at an angle, the whales are almost black and when they roll on the surface they do not hump up like a humpback. They were fluking occasionally and the tails were consistent with Sperm Whales.

 

If anyone is out fishing today or tomorrow, keep your eyes out!

 

Ron LeValley

Little River


Lark Sparrow & MacGillivray's at Glass Beach 9/10

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 -- The wind has been blowing from the S/SW all day with a high, overcast sky.  What an abrupt change.  While doing my SOS survey at Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, I pished to see an imm. female MacGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER and an imm. YELLOW WARBLER at the west edge of the big willow patch just above the beach.  I noticed some House Finches sitting in the small, bare tree there.  With them was a first fall/winter LARK SPARROW.
 
Glass Beach is the southmost section of MacKerricher SP at the west end of Elm Street in Fort Bragg.
 
Karen Havlena
Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


American Avocet/Lake County

Dave Woodward
 

There was one American Avocet at the outlet of Kelsey Creek in Clear Lake State Park this morning (9/9/13). Also present were 5 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, about 15 Least and Western Sandpipers and 1 Caspian Tern. A Pectoral Sandpiper that associated with the peeps on 9/7 and 9/8 was not with the flock this morning.

Dave Woodward
Lakeport


Solitary Sandpiper

Steve Stump
 

9/9/13 0744 am

 

There is a Solitary Sandpiper at the Ukiah /wastewater Treatment Plant this am. It is in the middle pond feeding. Steve Stump

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