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Flycatcher

Jessica Morton
 

Refound on Thursday morning between 10:15-11:10, just where Roger indicated. Lovely sallies out and back to low perches just above grass, in field north of the Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse.


Scissor-tailed Fly

Roger Adamson
 

The scissor-tailed Flycatcher is still near the Cabrillo Light. Right now on the headlands just north of the light.

RHA


Clay-colored Sp Noyo Headlands

Roger Adamson
 

Clay-colored Sparrow at Noyo Headlands Park this morning in the parking lot, south side. Flew east into the ravine area about 7:45.

Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Point Cabrillo

David Jensen
 

13-May-2020.

Sarah Grimes photographed a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Point Cabrillo Light Station Historical Park, just south of Caspar, Mendocino County, today.

 


Re: Pacific Golden-plover, Virgin Creek Beach

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

My eBird Checklist is here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S68714039 - Beach
side

https://ebird.org/checklist/S68715427 - Enchanted Forest Trail side




On Sat, 09 May 2020 12:51:02 -0700, "Lisa D. Walker, (Feather
Forestwalker)" <feather@mcn.org> wrote:
On the first day of opening of our state parks on the Mendocino Coast, I
got to bird Virgin Creek Beach and the Enchanted Forest Trail.... the
first
bird I saw on the beach was a Pacific Golden-plover, possible female,
getting its breeding plumage. Have attached photos

Happy Birding!

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


Pacific Golden-plover, Virgin Creek Beach

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

On the first day of opening of our state parks on the Mendocino Coast, I
got to bird Virgin Creek Beach and the Enchanted Forest Trail.... the first
bird I saw on the beach was a Pacific Golden-plover, possible female,
getting its breeding plumage. Have attached photos

Happy Birding!

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg-Cleone


Cancellation of NOVEMBER 2020 CV Birding Symposium

Frances Oliver
 

Hi All!

Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic in the fall months, the Central Valley Birding Symposium is being cancelled for 2020.  The Symposium Committee felt that the health of our members, presenters, and staff was our primary consideration in making this decision.  If conditions warrant, the Symposium will resume again 
on Nov 18-21, 2021, at the Stockton Hilton Hotel.  We will miss seeing everyone this November, but we hope to see all of you again in 2021.  Stay healthy and safe until then. 

Patricia Bachetti
CVBC President

Frances
CVBC BOARD MEMBER 


Semi-palmated Plover

Charlene McAllister
 

Louise Mariana reported today seeing a breeding plumage SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER on Spring Ranch property/Van Damme State Park.  She reported it was on the flat rocks on the southern border of the Spring Ranch section of the park.  


Re: leucistic cowbird?

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

Did it look like the attached photo?

It was first sighted by Roger Adamson at Glass Beach last fall... it
seemed to enjoy hanging around the parking lot at Safeway over the winter
and on Harrison Street at Shannon Underhill's house. I did not see it when
I was on the Coastal Trail this morning, but I was on the Alder Street
side. I did think about that bird this morning, though, while watching
other BHCO's displaying....



Lisa Walker-Roseman,
Fort Bragg-Cleone



On Fri, 1 May 2020 12:06:52 -0700, marg Duncan
<margaret.duncan1234@gmail.com> wrote:
A leucistic bird has been hanging out the last few days onthe South
coastal trail in Fort Bragg, near the bushes at the midpoint where the
trail swings around the marshy area.  
Margaret

Links:
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[1] https://groups.io/g/Mendobirds/message/8387
[2]
mailto:margaret.duncan1234@gmail.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5BMendobirds%5D%20leucistic%20cowbird%3F
[3]
mailto:Mendobirds@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5BMendobirds%5D%20leucistic%20cowbird%3F
[4] https://groups.io/mt/73406294/974701
[5] https://groups.io/g/Mendobirds/post
[6] https://groups.io/g/Mendobirds/editsub/974701
[7] mailto:Mendobirds+owner@groups.io
[8] https://groups.io/g/Mendobirds/unsub


Re: leucistic cowbird?

Shannon Underhill
 

That’s probably the same one that Lisa has photographed at Safeway. It also hangs out at my house on South Harrison. Great looking bird!

Shannon Underhill

Two Bears Remodeling LLC
707-357-7044

On May 1, 2020, at 12:49 PM, marg Duncan <margaret.duncan1234@...> wrote:


A leucistic bird has been hanging out the last few days onthe South coastal trail in Fort Bragg, near the bushes at the midpoint where the trail swings around the marshy area.  

Margaret


leucistic cowbird?

marg Duncan
 

A leucistic bird has been hanging out the last few days onthe South coastal trail in Fort Bragg, near the bushes at the midpoint where the trail swings around the marshy area.  

Margaret


Re: Window strike

Erica Fielder
 

Hi All, 

We keep our feeders within 18” of our windows. Birds occasionally strike the window, but with a light “puff,” not a big bang. No bird has yet to injure itself here. 

Erica

On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:48 PM, mary rose <mrkette@...> wrote:

Here are some options to help prevent window strikes:

Mary Rose  Kent

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 17:26 Erica Fielder <efielder@...> wrote:
We had a Cooper's at our feeder, too! It caught a mourning dove as the dove ate seeds from beneath our feeders. 

Erica Fielder on Simpson Lane south of FB. 

On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:08 PM, Diane Hichwa <dhichwa@...> wrote:

We had a similar saga.  Heard it hit, hard.  (we have a Cooper’s as well!).  
It is a BIG HEAVY bird!  As it was immediately very dead on the deck, I tossed it into the yard below.
The next morning a flurry of feathers showed that someone, maybe the fox, had a good meal of squab!
Diane Hichwa


Telephone:  707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)
            707-483-3130 (cell) 
More Tail Wagging!!!    Less Barking!!
Millie 2007

From: <Mendobirds@groups.io> on behalf of "darliss60 via groups.io" <darliss60@...>
Reply-To: <darliss60@...>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
To: Mendobirds <mendobirds@groups.io>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Window strike

Wow! We just had a fatal window strike by a Band-tailed Pigeon,  it sound like an explosion! A Copper's Hawk has been showing a lot of interest in the pigeons at the feeder this may have been his doings. 
Luck!
F&D Sanderson 
Brooktrails 

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*******************************************
Erica Fielder
707-671-4072

See unique interpretive displays on our new website:
https://www.ericafielderstudio.com

See more interpretive panels about nature and culture on our Facebook page: 




*******************************************
Erica Fielder
707-671-4072

See unique interpretive displays on our new website:
https://www.ericafielderstudio.com

See more interpretive panels about nature and culture on our Facebook page: 




Re: Window strike

Mary Rose Kent
 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 17:26 Erica Fielder <efielder@...> wrote:
We had a Cooper's at our feeder, too! It caught a mourning dove as the dove ate seeds from beneath our feeders. 

Erica Fielder on Simpson Lane south of FB. 

On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:08 PM, Diane Hichwa <dhichwa@...> wrote:

We had a similar saga.  Heard it hit, hard.  (we have a Cooper’s as well!).  
It is a BIG HEAVY bird!  As it was immediately very dead on the deck, I tossed it into the yard below.
The next morning a flurry of feathers showed that someone, maybe the fox, had a good meal of squab!
Diane Hichwa


Telephone:  707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)
            707-483-3130 (cell)
More Tail Wagging!!!    Less Barking!!
Millie 2007

From: <Mendobirds@groups.io> on behalf of "darliss60 via groups.io" <darliss60@...>
Reply-To: <darliss60@...>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
To: Mendobirds <mendobirds@groups.io>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Window strike

Wow! We just had a fatal window strike by a Band-tailed Pigeon,  it sound like an explosion! A Copper's Hawk has been showing a lot of interest in the pigeons at the feeder this may have been his doings. 
Luck!
F&D Sanderson 
Brooktrails 

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*******************************************
Erica Fielder
707-671-4072

See unique interpretive displays on our new website:
https://www.ericafielderstudio.com

See more interpretive panels about nature and culture on our Facebook page: 




Re: Window strike

Erica Fielder
 

We had a Cooper's at our feeder, too! It caught a mourning dove as the dove ate seeds from beneath our feeders. 

Erica Fielder on Simpson Lane south of FB. 

On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:08 PM, Diane Hichwa <dhichwa@...> wrote:

We had a similar saga.  Heard it hit, hard.  (we have a Cooper’s as well!).  
It is a BIG HEAVY bird!  As it was immediately very dead on the deck, I tossed it into the yard below.
The next morning a flurry of feathers showed that someone, maybe the fox, had a good meal of squab!
Diane Hichwa


Telephone:  707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)
            707-483-3130 (cell)
More Tail Wagging!!!    Less Barking!!
Millie 2007

From: <Mendobirds@groups.io> on behalf of "darliss60 via groups.io" <darliss60@...>
Reply-To: <darliss60@...>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
To: Mendobirds <mendobirds@groups.io>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Window strike

Wow! We just had a fatal window strike by a Band-tailed Pigeon,  it sound like an explosion! A Copper's Hawk has been showing a lot of interest in the pigeons at the feeder this may have been his doings. 
Luck!
F&D Sanderson 
Brooktrails 

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*******************************************
Erica Fielder
707-671-4072

See unique interpretive displays on our new website:
https://www.ericafielderstudio.com

See more interpretive panels about nature and culture on our Facebook page: 




Re: Window strike

Diane Hichwa
 

We had a similar saga.  Heard it hit, hard.  (we have a Cooper’s as well!).  
It is a BIG HEAVY bird!  As it was immediately very dead on the deck, I tossed it into the yard below.
The next morning a flurry of feathers showed that someone, maybe the fox, had a good meal of squab!
Diane Hichwa

Email:  dhichwa@...

Telephone:  707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)
            707-483-3130 (cell)
More Tail Wagging!!!    Less Barking!!
Millie 2007

From: <Mendobirds@groups.io> on behalf of "darliss60 via groups.io" <darliss60@...>
Reply-To: <darliss60@...>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
To: Mendobirds <mendobirds@groups.io>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Window strike

Wow! We just had a fatal window strike by a Band-tailed Pigeon,  it sound like an explosion! A Copper's Hawk has been showing a lot of interest in the pigeons at the feeder this may have been his doings. 
Luck!
F&D Sanderson 
Brooktrails 


Window strike

darliss60
 

Wow! We just had a fatal window strike by a Band-tailed Pigeon,  it sound like an explosion! A Copper's Hawk has been showing a lot of interest in the pigeons at the feeder this may have been his doings. 
Luck!
F&D Sanderson 
Brooktrails 


lots of sea birds

Roger Adamson
 

I spent about an hour this morning scoping the ocean from the headlands at
South Caspar. It was unusually rewarding. There was fog down to the
surface about a half mile out for most of the time I was there and I
imagine the fog brought the birds closer to the coast. There was a
continuous stream of shearwaters (only Sootys could be seen) heading south
out near the fog. At the same time there was a nearly continuous parade of
loons heading north in the foreground. Pacific Loons dominated, but there
were numerous Common Loons and Red-throated as well. Several groups of
Surf Scoters headed north-no White-winged were noted. A few groups of
Caspian Terns flew near the headlands. Common Murres were flying,
Red-necked Phalarope were on the water in a couple of places, Pigeon
Guillemots were feeding, Osprey flew by, Whimbrel and some distant small
shorebirds headed north.

A great day to be out. Hope you inland folks are enjoying migration too.

Roger Adamson, Fort Bragg


FOS Olive-sided Flycatcher - south of Cleone

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

Just heard a FOS Olive-sided Flycatcher calling from near my backyard
north of Fort Bragg, south of Cleone. It's good to hear them back again

Lisa D Walker-Roseman,
Fort Bragg-Cleone


Re: Lapland Longspur, Mendocino North Coast

Dave Bengston
 

Just spectacular photographs!! Thanks for sharing.

Dave

On Apr 24, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker) <feather@mcn.org> wrote:

I had a rare bird for our coast this morning on the headlands on private
property, north of Fort Bragg. A beautiful male Lapland Longspur was first
on a cattleguard. Then he flew to a bush, then to a barbed wire fence and
later, he was foraging in the grass.

Spotted a total of 22 species today. My checklist is here :
https://ebird.org/checklist/S67750675

Happy Birding!

Lisa D Walker-Roseman (Feather Forestwalker)
Fort Bragg-Cleone, CA



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Lapland Longspur, Mendocino North Coast

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

I had a rare bird for our coast this morning on the headlands on private
property, north of Fort Bragg. A beautiful male Lapland Longspur was first
on a cattleguard. Then he flew to a bush, then to a barbed wire fence and
later, he was foraging in the grass.

Spotted a total of 22 species today. My checklist is here :
https://ebird.org/checklist/S67750675

Happy Birding!

Lisa D Walker-Roseman (Feather Forestwalker)
Fort Bragg-Cleone, CA

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