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Three Stilts

Roger Adamson
 

Correction: there are still three Black-necked Stilts at Ukiah Waste Water plant; they are all in the small oxidation pond as of 1:00 pm. Also had my first of season Cliff Swallows.

RHA


Ukiah WW Stilt

Roger Adamson
 

One Stilt in the small oxidation pond.. at 12:30, Sunday.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Black-necked Stilts Ukiah WWTP 3/28

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Greetings Mendobirders- Earlier this morning there were 3 Black-necked
Stilts at the Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant. They were moving around
between the sludge pond and the S oxidation pond. The adult male
Great-tailed Grackle that George Gibbs found on 3/20 has been joined by
another. Their duet was sublime.

Stay well, Chuck



--
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
Ukiah, CA


Navarro River Goldeneyes

Roger Adamson
 

There was a Barrow's Goldeneye Reported earlier today from the Navarro
River estuary. I checked it this afternoon and found about 20 goldeneye
actively feeding near the big island about a quarter mile west of the
bridge. There were about 11 male and 9 female Common Goldeneye. I could
not find any Barrow's; of course I could have missed it.

Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


[CALBIRDS] Volunteers Needed for Bank Swallow Surveys

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

From CalBirds:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [CALBIRDS] Volunteers Needed for Bank Swallow Surveys
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:30:31 -0700
From: Kaitlin Kozlowski <Kaitlin.kozlowski@wildlife.ca.gov>
To: CALBIRDS@groups.io

Hi all, Want an excuse to spend some time outside, while also
contributing to passerine conservation? Sign up to help volunteer to
survey
for bank swallows this spring/summer! Surveys are open to everyone, so
grab
a friend, fellow birder, family member, or coworker to (from a safe
physical distance) head out with! Please see the flyer found at:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pz9f8ZiB87MT7bX-KszkFuV5mG8_hijZ/view?usp=sharing
[1] for more information. Thanks,
Kaitlin Kozłowski
Sacramento

Links:
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[1]
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pz9f8ZiB87MT7bX-KszkFuV5mG8_hijZ/view?usp=sharing
[2] https://groups.io/g/CALBIRDS/message/14126
[3]
mailto:Kaitlin.kozlowski@wildlife.ca.gov?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5BCALBIRDS%5D%20Volunteers%20Needed%20for%20Bank%20Swallow%20Surveys
[4]
mailto:CALBIRDS@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5BCALBIRDS%5D%20Volunteers%20Needed%20for%20Bank%20Swallow%20Surveys
[5] https://groups.io/mt/81438177/974701
[6] https://groups.io/g/CALBIRDS/post
[7] https://groups.io/g/CALBIRDS/editsub/974701
[8] mailto:CALBIRDS+owner@groups.io
[9] https://groups.io/g/CALBIRDS/unsub


Ward Avenue Long Tailed Duck

Ryan Keiffer
 

Seen 11:40am with a group of surf scoters offshore near the rocks at the end of the haul road.

Ryan Keiffer
CA MEN
Ukiah


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Ryan Keiffer
Ukiah, CA MEN


Blue-winged Teal Fort Bragg

Roger Adamson
 

Tim’s BW Teal is still here in the little pond behind Mendo Mill at the west end of Oak St in Fort Bragg. Along with 5 GW Teal, 4 Shovelers, some Mallards & Bufflehead. Also had my first of season Violet-green Swallows here yesterday.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Blue-winged Teal, Fort Bragg

Tim Bray
 

11 March 2021 - There is a small pond on the former GP mill site just west of the end of Alder Street, behind Mendo Mill, that for some reason seems to attract waterfowl. We checked it briefly after lunch today and found one Coot, and male-female pairs of the following: Bufflehead, Shoveler, Gadwall, and Blue-winged Teal. The latter are, I think, the first of that species I have seen here on the coast.  This pond is somewhat difficult to view as it is behind a locked gate and high cyclone fence, so only part of the pond is visible; it pays to wait and watch, if the ducks are moving around they will eventually appear in the visible areas. Also if you have a vehicle that you can stand up in, that helps!


Re: Pine Siskins

Henrietta Bensussen
 

I live in Santa Rosa now, and they are everywhere, around buildings, in forests and parks...Henri

On 3/11/2021 8:50 AM, Sarah Grimes wrote:
3/10/21 Flock of 40+ Near Jug Handle Beach 
Sarah


On Mar 10, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Havana Davidson via groups.io <havanadavidson@...> wrote:

 None seen here in Albion village. I had taken feeders down but put one up for a test run two days ago and didn’t see any.
Did see an adult Bald Eagle with talons full of grass fly right by the window last week. Thats the action in the village. 
Havana

On Mar 9, 2021, at 11:16 AM, jackson_us <jackson2@...> wrote:


3/9/21 Anchor Bay
 
No Pine Siskin flocks, but “our” two Ospreys are perched on the nest this morning. They are back! Jeanne
 
From: Tim Bray
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:46 AM
To: Mendobirds
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Pine Siskins
 

We still had a smaller flock of around 30 Siskins a few days ago, but are now down to just individuals. Is anyone else still seeing large flocks?

Tim

On 2/27/2021 7:36 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

As most of you know, this is a major irruption winter for Pine Siskins, with the consequent outbreak of Salmonellosis, and there have been some articles in newspapers that have caught people's attention. I am getting quite a few people asking whether they should take down their feeders and if so, when can they put them back up. So this is a request to keep track of Pine Siskin sightings and report here when you think you've seen the last of them! It's always harder to pin down the date of departure than arrival. Those of you making regular eBird entries will have an easier time of it. If you're not doing that, this is a request to just keep track of each day when you see Pine Siskins, and if a week goes by without a sighting, let me know.

Thanks, keep your feeders clean and wash your hands!


Re: Pine Siskins

Sarah Grimes
 

3/10/21 Flock of 40+ Near Jug Handle Beach 
Sarah


On Mar 10, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Havana Davidson via groups.io <havanadavidson@...> wrote:

None seen here in Albion village. I had taken feeders down but put one up for a test run two days ago and didn’t see any.
Did see an adult Bald Eagle with talons full of grass fly right by the window last week. Thats the action in the village. 
Havana

On Mar 9, 2021, at 11:16 AM, jackson_us <jackson2@...> wrote:


3/9/21 Anchor Bay
 
No Pine Siskin flocks, but “our” two Ospreys are perched on the nest this morning. They are back! Jeanne
 
From: Tim Bray
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:46 AM
To: Mendobirds
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Pine Siskins
 

We still had a smaller flock of around 30 Siskins a few days ago, but are now down to just individuals. Is anyone else still seeing large flocks?

Tim

On 2/27/2021 7:36 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

As most of you know, this is a major irruption winter for Pine Siskins, with the consequent outbreak of Salmonellosis, and there have been some articles in newspapers that have caught people's attention. I am getting quite a few people asking whether they should take down their feeders and if so, when can they put them back up. So this is a request to keep track of Pine Siskin sightings and report here when you think you've seen the last of them! It's always harder to pin down the date of departure than arrival. Those of you making regular eBird entries will have an easier time of it. If you're not doing that, this is a request to just keep track of each day when you see Pine Siskins, and if a week goes by without a sighting, let me know.

Thanks, keep your feeders clean and wash your hands!


Pine Siskins (LAKE)

dhecomovich
 

I had a high count for my yard in Cobb of 40+ healthy, active Pine Siskins this morning. Elevation of Cobb is 2,631'

Darlene Hecomovich
Cobb, CA
LAKE


Re: Pine Siskins

Havana Davidson
 

None seen here in Albion village. I had taken feeders down but put one up for a test run two days ago and didn’t see any.
Did see an adult Bald Eagle with talons full of grass fly right by the window last week. Thats the action in the village. 
Havana

On Mar 9, 2021, at 11:16 AM, jackson_us <jackson2@...> wrote:


3/9/21 Anchor Bay
 
No Pine Siskin flocks, but “our” two Ospreys are perched on the nest this morning. They are back! Jeanne
 
From: Tim Bray
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:46 AM
To: Mendobirds
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Pine Siskins
 

We still had a smaller flock of around 30 Siskins a few days ago, but are now down to just individuals. Is anyone else still seeing large flocks?

Tim

On 2/27/2021 7:36 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

As most of you know, this is a major irruption winter for Pine Siskins, with the consequent outbreak of Salmonellosis, and there have been some articles in newspapers that have caught people's attention. I am getting quite a few people asking whether they should take down their feeders and if so, when can they put them back up. So this is a request to keep track of Pine Siskin sightings and report here when you think you've seen the last of them! It's always harder to pin down the date of departure than arrival. Those of you making regular eBird entries will have an easier time of it. If you're not doing that, this is a request to just keep track of each day when you see Pine Siskins, and if a week goes by without a sighting, let me know.

Thanks, keep your feeders clean and wash your hands!


Re: Pine Siskins

jackson_us
 

3/9/21 Anchor Bay
 
No Pine Siskin flocks, but “our” two Ospreys are perched on the nest this morning. They are back! Jeanne
 

From: Tim Bray
Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:46 AM
To: Mendobirds
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Pine Siskins
 

We still had a smaller flock of around 30 Siskins a few days ago, but are now down to just individuals. Is anyone else still seeing large flocks?

Tim

On 2/27/2021 7:36 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

As most of you know, this is a major irruption winter for Pine Siskins, with the consequent outbreak of Salmonellosis, and there have been some articles in newspapers that have caught people's attention. I am getting quite a few people asking whether they should take down their feeders and if so, when can they put them back up. So this is a request to keep track of Pine Siskin sightings and report here when you think you've seen the last of them! It's always harder to pin down the date of departure than arrival. Those of you making regular eBird entries will have an easier time of it. If you're not doing that, this is a request to just keep track of each day when you see Pine Siskins, and if a week goes by without a sighting, let me know.

Thanks, keep your feeders clean and wash your hands!


Re: Pine Siskins

Tim Bray
 

We still had a smaller flock of around 30 Siskins a few days ago, but are now down to just individuals. Is anyone else still seeing large flocks?

Tim

On 2/27/2021 7:36 PM, Tim Bray wrote:

As most of you know, this is a major irruption winter for Pine Siskins, with the consequent outbreak of Salmonellosis, and there have been some articles in newspapers that have caught people's attention. I am getting quite a few people asking whether they should take down their feeders and if so, when can they put them back up. So this is a request to keep track of Pine Siskin sightings and report here when you think you've seen the last of them! It's always harder to pin down the date of departure than arrival. Those of you making regular eBird entries will have an easier time of it. If you're not doing that, this is a request to just keep track of each day when you see Pine Siskins, and if a week goes by without a sighting, let me know.

Thanks, keep your feeders clean and wash your hands!


Re: Ukiah WWTP open now

marisela de santa anna
 

That is good news Chuck! Thanks for telling us.

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 2:31 PM Chuck & Barbara Vaughn via groups.io <cevaughn=pacific.net@groups.io> wrote:
Greetings Mendobirders-  Alan Hodge, plant manager at the Ukiah Wastewater
Treatment Plant, wanted me to forward his message that folks can again
access the oxidation ponds at the facility.  Finally...  All visitors must
sign in at the office and are to follow appropriate Covid restrictions.
Masks should be worn at the office, and appropriate distances maintained
by visiting groups.  Please follow those guidelines.

Good birding, Chuck





--
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
Ukiah, CA







Ukiah WWTP open now

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Greetings Mendobirders- Alan Hodge, plant manager at the Ukiah Wastewater
Treatment Plant, wanted me to forward his message that folks can again
access the oxidation ponds at the facility. Finally... All visitors must
sign in at the office and are to follow appropriate Covid restrictions.
Masks should be worn at the office, and appropriate distances maintained
by visiting groups. Please follow those guidelines.

Good birding, Chuck





--
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
Ukiah, CA


Re: Rock Wren Cabrillo Pt

Mary Rose Kent
 

I went looking for the ROWR to no avail.  I’m not a great spotter, so that might the reason, but it might just be a migration thing.  Mary Rose (Kent)

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 12:28 Roger Adamson <radamson@...> wrote:
The Rock Wren is still present on the bluff immediately west of Cabrillo
Light. Only other bird of note was a Rhino Auklet. Lots of Glaucous-winged
Gulls, Herring Gulls, and Cal Gulls headed north. At least four Gray
Whales seen moving north this morning, also.

Roger Adamson, Fort Bragg







Orange Hummingbirds

Tim Bray
 

28 February 2021 - I have been seeing or hearing one Selasphorus (Rufous/Allen's) Hummingbird in my garden for several days. When I could get a look, it was always a male Allen's with green back.

Today though, a big pulse arrived and there were at least 6 adult male Allen's and one adult male Rufous Hummingbird present.

Make sure your feeders are clean and filled with fresh sugar water, and watch carefully for possible vagrant Calliope, Costa's, or Black-chinned.


Rock Wren Cabrillo Pt

Roger Adamson
 

The Rock Wren is still present on the bluff immediately west of Cabrillo
Light. Only other bird of note was a Rhino Auklet. Lots of Glaucous-winged
Gulls, Herring Gulls, and Cal Gulls headed north. At least four Gray
Whales seen moving north this morning, also.

Roger Adamson, Fort Bragg


Pine Siskins

Tim Bray
 

As most of you know, this is a major irruption winter for Pine Siskins, with the consequent outbreak of Salmonellosis, and there have been some articles in newspapers that have caught people's attention. I am getting quite a few people asking whether they should take down their feeders and if so, when can they put them back up. So this is a request to keep track of Pine Siskin sightings and report here when you think you've seen the last of them! It's always harder to pin down the date of departure than arrival. Those of you making regular eBird entries will have an easier time of it. If you're not doing that, this is a request to just keep track of each day when you see Pine Siskins, and if a week goes by without a sighting, let me know.

Thanks, keep your feeders clean and wash your hands!

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