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SNOW MOUNTAIN ; 19 SEPTEMBER 2013

jerry white
 

Dave Woodward and I hiked into the Snow Mt. Wilderness this past Thursday. Dave has done extensive field work in that area over the years and I have had a good number of trips up there as well. Only two Fall trips for me but Dave has been up there in the Fall many times. We had a total of 40 species of birds. 
 
As expected we found White-headed Woodpeckers, Cassin's Finch, and Mountain Chickadees.We recorded only 1 Green-tailed Towhee although in the past they have been much easier to find at this time of year. Fox Sparrows were numerous, all of which were "Sooty" Fox Sparrows. Odd, but actually recorded on past Fall trips by Dave were 3 Lewis's Woodpeckers. There were at least 2 Cooper's Hawks and a Golden Eagle seen.
A first for Snow Mountain at any time of the year for Dave and I were 2 White-throated Swifts. All three Lake County swift's have now been recorded in the wilderness with past records of Vaux's and Black Swifts already.
Another first for the wilderness for both of us was a Black Bear seen galloping through the Red Fir Forest.
Jerry White
 


MENDOCINO COAST- SEPTEMBER 20TH THRU THE 22nd

jerry white
 

Negative report for the Curlew Sandpiper  yesterday (9/22) at around 11:00 AM. However I did not walk the full length of Virgin Creek Beach. The Wilson's Snipe and the Pectoral Sandpiper that were there on 9/20 and 9/21 also were not seen .
A Long-billed Curlew (which was first seen on 9/21) and a Marbled Godwit were seen  yesterday.
 
On Friday morning (9/20) at Usal there was a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and 4 White-winged Scoters.
Jerry White


Geese and Selasphorus

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

21 September 2013 - This morning there were two Brant and a Pintail among 54 Canada Geese near the mouth of the Navarro River. A Yellow Warbler was working the willows nearby.

At 12:30 a flock of about 30 Greater White-Fronted Geese flew over Middle Ridge (Albion), headed south.

And just now I found two Selasphorus hummingbirds (Rufous/Allen's) among the clouds of Anna's at our feeders.

Tim Bray
Albion


Curlew Sandpiper (white rump)

Steve Stump
 

9/21/13 1300

My family and I were able to go to Virgin Creek Beach today to see the Curlew Sandpiper. One of the identifiers we were eager to see was the white rump. Fortunately, we were able to see it fly a short distance and did see a solid white rump. We were able to get a few pics of the white rump also. Thanks Jerry and all! The photo's are at the link below. Steve Stump


http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevestump/9865211094/in/photostream/


Pectoral Sandpipers at Ten Mile River

David Jensen
 

Sat September 21, 2013. This morning there were two juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers on the south bank of the Ten Mile River, approx. 200 yards from the mouth.


Curlew Sandpiper and Lark Bunting photos

Ron LeValley
 

Hello Mendobirders,

 

Thanks to Jerry White and Rich Hubacek we were inspired to go to Virgin Creek Beach this morning and saw the Curlew Sandpiper. I have posted a picture in the Ron LeValley folder.

 

I also posted two pictures of the Lark Bunting that we had in our yard on the 16th of this month. It only stayed for about 10 minutes and was not seen again in spite of all the seed we put out!

 

Best,

 

Ron LeValley

Little River


Mendocino Curlew Sandpiper

John Sterling
 

Lomax just called to report that the Curlew Sandpiper is still at Virgin Creek beach which is just north of Ft. Bragg. First Mendocino County record found yesterday by Jerry White.


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Re: Negative Rpt: Blue-footed Booby

Ron LeValley
 

Nothing at the Mendocino or Little River Headlands yesterday either....

Ron LeValley
Little River

On Sep 20, 2013 9:10 PM, "Karen Havlena" <jkhavlena@yahoo.com> wrote:



Fri, 20 Sep, 2013 -- Early this morning, after Jim went down to to Seaside
Bch, I noticed many Am Pelicans diving head-long into the water off Seaside
Beach. I grabbed my scope, and headed out. Besides the local area, I
checked: Abalobadiah Creek ( bluffs above the creek mouth) and various
turnouts between Abalobidiah and Newport. I also checked, the large rocks
opposite Wesport STP, Wesport-Union SP and Hardy Creek. I checked these
areas fully on two round trips, especially in the late morning. This was a
very, disappointing experience for me, as the numbers of pelicans moving
north were encouraging.



Karen Havlena

North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


Re: Negative Rpt: Blue-footed Booby

Diane Hichwa
 

Nothing here at Sea Ranch either.
Diane Hichwa

Email:  dhichwa@...

Telephone:  707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)
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More Tail Wagging!!!    Less Barking!!
Millie 2007

From: Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
Reply-To: Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:10:54 -0700 (PDT)
To: "mendobirds@..." <mendobirds@...>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Negative Rpt: Blue-footed Booby

 

Fri, 20 Sep, 2013 --  Early this morning, after Jim went down to to Seaside Bch, I noticed many Am Pelicans diving head-long into the water off Seaside Beach.  I grabbed my scope, and headed out. Besides the local area, I checked: Abalobadiah Creek ( bluffs above the creek mouth) and various turnouts between Abalobidiah and Newport.  I also checked, the large rocks opposite Wesport STP, Wesport-Union SP and Hardy Creek.  I checked these areas fully on two round trips, especially in the late morning.  This was a very, disappointing experience for me, as the numbers of pelicans moving north were encouraging.
 
Karen Havlena
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


Negative Rpt: Blue-footed Booby

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Fri, 20 Sep, 2013 --  Early this morning, after Jim went down to to Seaside Bch, I noticed many Am Pelicans diving head-long into the water off Seaside Beach.  I grabbed my scope, and headed out. Besides the local area, I checked: Abalobadiah Creek ( bluffs above the creek mouth) and various turnouts between Abalobidiah and Newport.  I also checked, the large rocks opposite Wesport STP, Wesport-Union SP and Hardy Creek.  I checked these areas fully on two round trips, especially in the late morning.  This was a very, disappointing experience for me, as the numbers of pelicans moving north were encouraging.
 
Karen Havlena
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


FOS Ruby-Crowned Kinglets

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

18 September 2013 - Forgot to mention that Catherine Keegan also found a small flock (!) of six Ruby-Crowned Kinglets at MCBG on the Wednesday birdwalk.

Tim Bray
Albion


Re: Curlew Sandpiper at Virgin Creek

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 --  Jerry called in enough time before dark for Dorothy "Toby" Tobkin, Jim and myself to get looks at the CURLEW SANDPIPER, feeding in Virgin Creek, somewhat near the mouth to the ocean.  When flying, it had a white rump, but was larger than the nearby peeps.  We know that DUNLIN have arrived, but one could distinguish this bird from a Dunlin.  All of us saw the bird.
 
Virgin Creek Beach is in MacKerricher SP, just north of the Fort Bragg ciry limits, along Hwy 1.  There are two access points:  a surfers' parking lot, and the offiicial State Park parking area, just north of the Montessori School.  Walk out to the Haul Road, down to the creek.
 
For Jerry White
 
(K Havlena, Fort Bragg, MEN, CA)
 
 

From: richhubie
To: Mendobirds@...
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 6:53 PM
Subject: [Mendobirds] Curlew Sandpiper at Virgin Creek
 
Fri Sep 20, 2013--Just got a call from Jerry White. Said that he was almost 100% sure that he had a CURLEW SANDPIPER at Virgin Creek. He felt that the rain was bringing lots of shorebirds down. Jerry is staying in the area and if you want to talk to him about the bird his number is 272-3360. He said not to call after 9PM.

I was able to get some pictures of a bird I thought might be a Curlew Sandpiper at Ward Ave. yesterday. We compared our sightings and it sounds like it could be the same bird.

Jerry is of the opinion that it might stay around because of the south winds.

Richard Hubacek
Little River



Curlew Sandpiper at Virgin Creek

Richard Hubacek
 

Fri Sep 20, 2013--Just got a call from Jerry White. Said that he was almost 100% sure that he had a CURLEW SANDPIPER at Virgin Creek. He felt that the rain was bringing lots of shorebirds down. Jerry is staying in the area and if you want to talk to him about the bird his number is 272-3360. He said not to call after 9PM.

I was able to get some pictures of a bird I thought might be a Curlew Sandpiper at Ward Ave. yesterday. We compared our sightings and it sounds like it could be the same bird.

Jerry is of the opinion that it might stay around because of the south winds.

Richard Hubacek
Little River


American Pipits

Steve Stump
 

9/20/13 1420

 

There were 23 American Pipits(or more) at the Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant today. They were together in a flock(landed and flying). Is this number normal for migration? Steve Stump


Last Selasphorus sighting; first Fox Sparrow

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

Wednesday 18 September 2013 seems to have been the last day on which we had Selasphorus (Rufous/Allen's) Hummingbirds at my house in Albion.

Two Fox Sparrows showed up that same day, first I've seen this fall.

On the third-Wednesday birdwalk at MCBG, ten of us found 44 species, including two Wandering Tattlers and one Yellow Warbler (possibly a second as well).

Tim Bray
Middle Ridge, Albion


Concerning Red Knots

Richard Hubacek
 

For the record--The RED KNOTS were seen Thursday morning 9/19/13.

Richard Hubacek
Little River


Red Knots below Ward Ave.

Richard Hubacek
 

Fri Sep 20, 2013--There were two first year RED KNOTS just south of Ward Ave. They were near a flat group of rocks that project out into the water along with about 11 SURFBIRDS and a few BLACK TURNSTONES. Surfbirds have been in short supply so far this year. Also had my first DUNLIN of the Fall season just to the north.

Richard Hubacek
Little River


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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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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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.

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