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Two Bald Eagles at Lake Mendocino today - managed to get pic of one

Dave Brown
 

West side of the lake, around 9.30 AM (see attached)


Fort Bragg Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Roger Adamson
 

Nov 23, 2020
Chris Lamoureux called this morning and reported a YB Sapsucker at the
Rose Memorial cemetery in Fort Bragg. I was able to get there around 12:30
and photographed an obvious juvenile sapsucker. Given that Red-naped are
believed to have all passed out of purely juvenile plumage at this time,
this is indeed a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. photos will be posted
later.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Re: American White Pelicans at Lake Mendocino

geogibbs
 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S76565911 for distant photos.

Looks like they would’ve also been visible from mudflats near inlet channel.  Looks like 5 birds in photos actually.

On Nov 22, 2020, at 12:18 PM, geogibbs via groups.io <ggibbs@...> wrote:

11/22 11:45 am

There were 3 white pelicans on edge of the lake near the Mesa area of Bushay.  I viewed them from the South boat launch.  Not sure if they’d be visible from the North boat launch area or not.  Will post distant photo to eBird.

George Gibbs
Ukiah






American White Pelicans at Lake Mendocino

geogibbs
 

11/22 11:45 am

There were 3 white pelicans on edge of the lake near the Mesa area of Bushay. I viewed them from the South boat launch. Not sure if they’d be visible from the North boat launch area or not. Will post distant photo to eBird.

George Gibbs
Ukiah


Lewis’s Woodpecker

Ryan Keiffer
 

November 16, 2020 - Yesterday afternoon I observed a Lewis’s Woodpecker at the end of road J in Redwood Valley. This was the first bird of the fall/winter for me.
Ryan Keiffer
Ukiah, CA MEN


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Ryan Keiffer
Ukiah, CA MEN


Re: Says Phoebe

Mary Rose Kent
 

Charlene, et al., I had one last week or the week before on Bald Hill Road.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:15 Charlene McAllister <charmac@...> wrote:

Peggy Martin and I found a SAY’S PHOEBE today in Fort Bragg, in the open field just west of the Silver Gate parking lot and Haul Road.

 

 

Charlene McAllister

P.O.Box 332

Little River,CA 95456

707-937-4463

707-832-2135

 

 


Says Phoebe

Charlene McAllister
 

Peggy Martin and I found a SAY’S PHOEBE today in Fort Bragg, in the open field just west of the Silver Gate parking lot and Haul Road.

 

 

Charlene McAllister

P.O.Box 332

Little River,CA 95456

707-937-4463

707-832-2135

 

 


Eurasian Wigeon, Garcia River

Tim Bray
 

14 November 2020
There was a drake Eurasian Wigeon with a small group of American Wigeon near the mouth of the Garcia River today.
Also a probable Pacific Golden-plover working the beach wrack at the mouth along with a number of Black-bellies.
The lone Sandhill Crane was still there, though very hard to find; I might have missed it if it hadn’t flown.
We found one Ferruginous Hawk, at the Ross Ranch field.
Several Say’s Phoebes, a bird that seems increasingly common on the South Coast.
Beautiful day for birding on the coast.

Cheers,
Tim Bray
Albion
Sined, seeled, and delivered by a used Oscillation Overthruster.


eBird unavailable Nov 17-19

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Mendobirders- eBird servers need to be taken offline for maintenance and will be unavailable starting 8am ET on 17 November until 8am ET on 19 November. Other affected services include: eBird APIs, Birds of the World, Bird Academy, Merlin Bird ID, and the Macaulay Library. You will also not be able to access any programs that require logging in with your Cornell Lab account during the outage. eBird mobile checklists can be kept and submitted once the maintenance is completed. Details are available at https://ebird.org/news/database-update-november-17-19-maintenance.

Chuck


Burrowing Owl in PtrV

George Chaniot
 

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 — As for the last several winters, today there was a BURROWING OWL on Pine Avenue in Potter Valley. About 3/4 mile from Eastside Road there is a broad pullout on the right (South) with a new set of mailboxes. From here look NNE toward two blackish water tanks. The owl was sitting in the mouth of a burrow in line with the tanks.
On Burris Lane I had a first of the season flyover of a FERRUGINOUS HAWK. The vineyards on Burris Lane have gone unpicked again this year, and the situation is poised for another robin/bluebird extravaganza like last winter.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley


Lapland Longspur Mendo Headlands

Roger Adamson
 

Chris Lamoreaux called to tell me about a Lapland Longspur on the
headlands at Mendocino town. I was unable to refind it, but there is a lot
of area out there.

Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


11.5.20. Redhead @ Hensley Cr Rd Reservoir right now

Dave Bengston
 

Not rare, but not too common. There is a Redhead at the pond with about 85 Ring-neck Ducks and a few other things easy to get a good look, but remember this is private property, not the college!

Dave Bengston
Talmage


Re: possible White Wagtail Fort Bragg

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

It sure does seem that way! Post it to What's App's Pacific Northwest
Birding messenger, perhaps Rob Fowler can help with ID.


Lisa


On Wed, 4 Nov 2020 10:34:10 -0800, Roger Adamson <radamson@mcn.org> wrote:
Peggy Martin took a photo of a bird briefly seen on Monday (Nov 2)
morning
south side of the Pudding Creek trestle bridge; flushed by bicycle and
not
refound. Only one photo with a phone camera; poor detail but appears it
could be a White Wagtail. Other opinions welcome.

Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg



possible White Wagtail Fort Bragg

Roger Adamson
 

Peggy Martin took a photo of a bird briefly seen on Monday (Nov 2) morning
south side of the Pudding Creek trestle bridge; flushed by bicycle and not
refound. Only one photo with a phone camera; poor detail but appears it
could be a White Wagtail. Other opinions welcome.

Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


First Tundra Swan at Garcia River

Doug Forsell
 

On Friday evening October 30 at about 500 PM, I saw my first first tundra swan of the year at the mouth of the Garcia River. It flew towards Brush Creek, but there is no water where they usually hang out.
Also saw:
1 Horned Grebe
3 Double-crested Cormorants
1 White-tailed Kite
1 No. Harrier
7 Black-bellied Plovers
8 Killdeer
2 Marbled Godwits
18 Western Sandpiper
5 Sanderlings
2 Greater Scaup
3 Gadwall
19 Bufflehead
8 Mallards
2 Great-blues
1 Western Gull

On Saturday Oct 31 at about 1300 counted 190 Coots at the mouth of the Gualala RIver, by far largest number I've seen there. 
Also 48 buffleheads, 6 scaup, and 5 ruddy ducks 

Regards,

Doug Forsell

707 884-1514 
djforsell@...



White geese Garcia River

Roger Adamson
 

There were two white geese with a large flock of mostly Cacklers on the ground in the Garcia flats. One was a Snow. The other appeared to be smaller and about the same size as the Cacklers. I am almost sure that the second bird is a Ross’s Goose. Not a rare bird, but someone may want it for a year-bird. Worth checking.

RHA


Bay-breasted Warbler, Garcia River

Tim Bray
 

31 October 2020
Birded down the coast from Elk to Point Arena today. Found a Clay-colored Sparrow at Greenwood Beach SP, just past the parking lot. Couple of Say’s Phoebes, one at Stoneboro Rd. Not many raptors until the Garcia River bottoms.
The highlight was a Bay-breasted Warbler foraging among the willows and alders along the Garcia River at the end of Windy Hollow Rd. We went in from the south past the casino. The bird was moving up and down the river, from about the point where the trail comes out, mostly out where the vegetation hangs over the water. Very obliging, for a warbler, spending much of the time on the edge and giving us plenty of time to figure it out.
Large Warbler with a long bill, rather slender in profile, often nearly horizontal. Constantly in motion but often clearly visible. Hawking occasionally, but mostly foraging along branches and leaves.
Bright yellowish-green head with a faint eye-ring, green back, two prominent white wing-bars, long primaries. Pinkish flanks! Clear buffy chest and belly. White undertail nearly to tip. At first it looked like a partial dark necklace, suggesting Hermit, but more looking convinced me that was an irregular feather pattern rather than plumage. The bird seemed clearly too large, long-billed, and wrongly shaped for Hermit, and its head and back were more green than yellow.
I consulted both Sibley and The Warbler Guide apps while observing the bird. One of the photos of “drab Bay-breasted” in the Warbler Guide is a dead ringer for this bird. I think it is a winter-plumage adult male.

Also visible at various times from the same location were Peregrine Falcon, multiple Red-tails, one Merlin, and Aleutian Cackling Geese- one flock had two ducks in the vee!

Cheers,
Tim Bray
Albion
Sined, seeled, and delivered by a used Oscillation Overthruster.


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Willits

Mike Curry
 

Oct. 30, 2020

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Willits

 

Dear fellow birders;

 

Dave Bengston and I found a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the skate park in Willits.  It was making sapsucker holes in a 6 inch (or so) cottonwood tree about 20 or 30 feet north of the chip pile on the east side of the parking lot, viewable from the field to the north.  Also in interested attendance was an Anna’s Hummingbird and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

 

Good birding!

Mike Curry

Willits

 

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Dueling Flickers

Jim Armstrong
 

I observed a pair of Northern Flickers doling a noisy little dance a few days ago that took them to several different trees in my yard.
I found out that this is well known behavior in the spring but not so common in the fall.
I'd never seen it before at either time. 
The twittering is high pitched and sounds like it should come from much smaller birds.
 


Mt Plover Ward Ave

Roger Adamson
 

Monday oct 19
The Mt Plover reported yesterday on eBird is still here. Almost two miles north of the Ward Ave parking area, high on the beach, alone. This is about a quarter mile south of the outlet of Inglenook Creek.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg

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