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Re: RIP Ron LeValley

Charlene McAllister
 

Thank you Diane.  I know you've been through your own grief process


On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 10:56 AM Diane Hichwa <dhichwa@...> wrote:

Ron helped us many times at Sea Ranch as we began seabird studies.

He gave some trainings, shared some photos, did several reports for us

and kept the Pelagic Cormorant Study going along the N Coast—which he also reported to the Pacific Seabird Group.

He was also part of the Black Oystercatcher studies to understand more about their needs on the north coast and anticipating changes as climate conditions change.

And he was a superb photographer!

 

His legacy continues on.

 

Diane Hichwa

 

Email: dhichwa@...

 

Telephone: 707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)

707-483-3130 (cell)

More Tail Wagging!!! Less Barking!!

Millie 2007

 

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Re: RIP Ron LeValley

Diane Hichwa
 

Ron helped us many times at Sea Ranch as we began seabird studies.

He gave some trainings, shared some photos, did several reports for us

and kept the Pelagic Cormorant Study going along the N Coast—which he also reported to the Pacific Seabird Group.

He was also part of the Black Oystercatcher studies to understand more about their needs on the north coast and anticipating changes as climate conditions change.

And he was a superb photographer!

 

His legacy continues on.

 

Diane Hichwa

 

Email: dhichwa@...

 

Telephone: 707-785-1922 (Sea Ranch)

707-483-3130 (cell)

More Tail Wagging!!! Less Barking!!

Millie 2007

 

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Re: RIP Ron LeValley

Erica Fielder
 

Larry and I will miss Ron, too. He so generously took time to verify facts and provide photos for many of my interpretive panels ( I always insisted on paying him), and taught us so much over the many years I’ve known him. He leaves a great gap in this community’s collective knowledge. Tears come to my eyes as I say this. 

Erica

On Jun 5, 2022, at 11:57 AM, David Jensen <djensen@...> wrote:

5 June 2022. Our friend Ron LeValley has passed away. He was a great teacher, tour leader and photographer. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to call him Friend.

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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: RIP Ron LeValley

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

I for one, will miss him a lot. He was such a font of knowledge and inspiration. He helped fuel my daughter's desires to embark on a marine naturalist position so she could study Orcas in Washington state - which she is now doing! He helped me early on with my identifications of shorebirds starting around 2005. He helped me learn my gulls, as well. I will miss seeing his car with the license plate LARUS and of course, seeing his smile and speaking with him in various locations on the coast. Godspeed, Ron! You are missed by so many!

Feather

On 2022-06-05 11:57 am, David Jensen wrote:
5 June 2022. Our friend Ron LeValley has passed away. He was a great
teacher, tour leader and photographer. He will be missed by all who
had the pleasure to call him Friend.
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[5] https://groups.io/g/Mendobirds/unsub


RIP Ron LeValley

David Jensen
 

5 June 2022. Our friend Ron LeValley has passed away. He was a great teacher, tour leader and photographer. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to call him Friend.


Hybrid Oystercatcher

Charlene McAllister
 

Seen today around 10 am, just south of Virgin Creek Beach in a cove and was with 5 BLOY.  Some territorial disputes were happening and it flew north. Appears to be same bird seen near Westport.

Charlene McAllister
707-832-2135 


Yellow-breasted Chat, Navarro Beach

Tim Bray
 

14 May 2022 - On the field trip this morning we found a singing Yellow-breasted Chat (rare on the coast) at the Navarro Beach campground. It was vocalizing continuously from some willows just behind a picnic table and came out several times for some excellent views. Occasionally it would fly up the hillside, apparently foraging, and then return to the willows. While watching that bird, Tess and I thought we heard a Common Yellowthroat (uncommon here) in the same area.

Good scope views from the beach of all three species of Loons, including breeding-plumage Common and Pacific and a Red-throated most of the way there. Nearby were a breeding-plumage Red-necked Grebe and two Eared Grebes also in breeding plumage, an uncommon sight here. An Osprey was carrying a big bunch of nest material.


Black-chinned Hummingbird

George Chaniot
 

Tue, 10 May 2022– This evening about 30 minutes before sundown, I had two brief visits at the front porch feeder by a female BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD.
It stood out by its clean, white underparts. Smaller than Anna’s Hummingbirds. Back greenish, crown gray. Tail projected only faintly beyond wingtips when perched.
This is only my second sighting of this species at this location in 43 years.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA


FOS Olive-sided

Tim Bray
 

29 April 2022 - Yesterday evening (4/28) I saw my first Olive-sided Flycatcher of the year in my yard. This morning I heard its familiar song.

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Cheers,
Tim
Middle Ridge, Albion


A note from the south

Linda Malone
 

I'm no longer a Mendoite, having moved to Santa Rosa, so this is not exactly a county post. However, if you are going to travel to Santa Rosa in the next few weeks you can have a great easy-as-pie birding experience.

This morning we celebrated Easter with a trip to West 9 Street where there are two huge Eucalyptus trees right in the middle of the road that are egret and night heron rookeries.  We watched a lot of intense nest building. There were dozens of birds in each tree.  The trees are just before Lincoln Elementary School.  If you don't notice the bales of hay (nest building material) or all the bird poop, the "birds in road" will also be clue.  West Ninth is most easily accessed off of Stony Point.  We were there at about 9am, but there was heavy morning fog, so other days the birds probably start to fly out earlier. I'm looking forward to going back around sunset.

Linda Malone


Bahl Birdin' in Anderson Valley

Tim Bray
 

16 April 2022 - Our field trip to the Anderson Valley Brewing Company grounds was fun and productive. We ticked all of the hoped-for birds plus a couple of extras.
For coastal birders, this is a great place to find the oak-woodland birds that don't generally come out to the coast. Highlights for us included:

Bullock's Orioles - at least three pairs - we watched a female gathering nest material and then adding it to her extremely well-hidden nest.
Chipping Sparrow - singing in several places, difficult to see but one did come out to an exposed perch for brief scope views.
Lark Sparrow - a surprise find, excellent views of a pair in a small tree.
Golden Eagle - brief view of one bird as it soared by; fortunately Roger snapped a quick photo to confirm it.

Diversity was good, we tallied 48 taxa in all, including a surprising number of raptors: Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, and American Kestrel. Our reward was delicious beers from the taproom, which we enjoyed with lunch while watching a Mockingbird defend his territory against a Crow.


Re: Condors

geogibbs
 

Zoom links are sent to folks who have subscribed to Peregrine Audubon mailing list.  If interested, enter your email at bottom of home page, peregrineaudubon.org. 

George Gibbs


On Apr 16, 2022, at 10:00 AM, Susan Tubbesing <susan.tubbesing@...> wrote:


It would be great to get the time and the zoom link for the condors on the 17th. Thanks

On Tue, Apr 12, 2022 at 6:01 PM Linda Perkins <lperkins@...> wrote:

I would love to 'tune in' to the May 17th program. Can you send contact information? Thanks, Dave! Linda.

On 4/11/2022 8:07 PM, Dave Bengston via groups.io wrote:
And Vishnu’s post is a nice segue into the Peregrine Audubon’s Program for May 17.  We will have Tiana Williams-Claussen, the Director of the Yurok Condor Restoration program as our speaker for the night.  So, tune in if you want to hear about it from the Director.

Dave Bengston
Edc. Chair, Peregrine Audubon Society
Ukiah


On Apr 11, 2022, at 4:11 PM, vishnu <vishnuvishnu@...> wrote:


OK, this post is not about a "Mendobird", mea culpa, but, God willing, one day some of these guys may glide over the border and 
grace us here with their presence. You may already know that the Humboldt county Yurok tribe in collaboration with Redwood 
National Park has recently initiated its long planned for re-introduction of CA Condors to their N. CA range. Four birds
are now being acclimated, for the next few months up there, in a penned environment before their release into the wild.
More condors will be brought up to Humboldt over the next few years to augment this new population.
Two live web cameras of the caged birds can be viewed here:
Vishnu


Re: Condors

Susan Tubbesing
 

It would be great to get the time and the zoom link for the condors on the 17th. Thanks

On Tue, Apr 12, 2022 at 6:01 PM Linda Perkins <lperkins@...> wrote:

I would love to 'tune in' to the May 17th program. Can you send contact information? Thanks, Dave! Linda.

On 4/11/2022 8:07 PM, Dave Bengston via groups.io wrote:
And Vishnu’s post is a nice segue into the Peregrine Audubon’s Program for May 17.  We will have Tiana Williams-Claussen, the Director of the Yurok Condor Restoration program as our speaker for the night.  So, tune in if you want to hear about it from the Director.

Dave Bengston
Edc. Chair, Peregrine Audubon Society
Ukiah


On Apr 11, 2022, at 4:11 PM, vishnu <vishnuvishnu@...> wrote:


OK, this post is not about a "Mendobird", mea culpa, but, God willing, one day some of these guys may glide over the border and 
grace us here with their presence. You may already know that the Humboldt county Yurok tribe in collaboration with Redwood 
National Park has recently initiated its long planned for re-introduction of CA Condors to their N. CA range. Four birds
are now being acclimated, for the next few months up there, in a penned environment before their release into the wild.
More condors will be brought up to Humboldt over the next few years to augment this new population.
Two live web cameras of the caged birds can be viewed here:
Vishnu


Re: Condors

Linda Perkins
 

I would love to 'tune in' to the May 17th program. Can you send contact information? Thanks, Dave! Linda.

On 4/11/2022 8:07 PM, Dave Bengston via groups.io wrote:
And Vishnu’s post is a nice segue into the Peregrine Audubon’s Program for May 17.  We will have Tiana Williams-Claussen, the Director of the Yurok Condor Restoration program as our speaker for the night.  So, tune in if you want to hear about it from the Director.

Dave Bengston
Edc. Chair, Peregrine Audubon Society
Ukiah


On Apr 11, 2022, at 4:11 PM, vishnu <vishnuvishnu@...> wrote:


OK, this post is not about a "Mendobird", mea culpa, but, God willing, one day some of these guys may glide over the border and 
grace us here with their presence. You may already know that the Humboldt county Yurok tribe in collaboration with Redwood 
National Park has recently initiated its long planned for re-introduction of CA Condors to their N. CA range. Four birds
are now being acclimated, for the next few months up there, in a penned environment before their release into the wild.
More condors will be brought up to Humboldt over the next few years to augment this new population.
Two live web cameras of the caged birds can be viewed here:
Vishnu


Re: Condors

Dave Bengston
 

And Vishnu’s post is a nice segue into the Peregrine Audubon’s Program for May 17.  We will have Tiana Williams-Claussen, the Director of the Yurok Condor Restoration program as our speaker for the night.  So, tune in if you want to hear about it from the Director.

Dave Bengston
Edc. Chair, Peregrine Audubon Society
Ukiah


On Apr 11, 2022, at 4:11 PM, vishnu <vishnuvishnu@...> wrote:


OK, this post is not about a "Mendobird", mea culpa, but, God willing, one day some of these guys may glide over the border and 
grace us here with their presence. You may already know that the Humboldt county Yurok tribe in collaboration with Redwood 
National Park has recently initiated its long planned for re-introduction of CA Condors to their N. CA range. Four birds
are now being acclimated, for the next few months up there, in a penned environment before their release into the wild.
More condors will be brought up to Humboldt over the next few years to augment this new population.
Two live web cameras of the caged birds can be viewed here:
Vishnu


Condors

vishnu
 


OK, this post is not about a "Mendobird", mea culpa, but, God willing, one day some of these guys may glide over the border and 
grace us here with their presence. You may already know that the Humboldt county Yurok tribe in collaboration with Redwood 
National Park has recently initiated its long planned for re-introduction of CA Condors to their N. CA range. Four birds
are now being acclimated, for the next few months up there, in a penned environment before their release into the wild.
More condors will be brought up to Humboldt over the next few years to augment this new population.
Two live web cameras of the caged birds can be viewed here:
Vishnu


Acorn woodpeckers in the 'hood

newsboy.zack@...
 

Well, over the past three weeks the birds have sure been active here. Everytime I am outdoors, even in town, birds are everywhere!

I wanted to note that acorn woodpeckers have arrived in my "neighborhood", something not  found living at my forested location prior to last year. I observed one with my binoculars the other day and I was impressed by its agility moving around and almost hanging upside down in the canopy of nearby white oak and pepperwood trees. I hope to discover a granary someday.

I enjoy the emails from this group. Thank you.

Zack Cinek 
Willits


Pec Sand Ten Mile

Roger Adamson
 

I found a Pectoral Sandpiper from the Ten Mile River bridge. It was just east of the south end of the bridge. We see these regularly Aug-Sep, but it’s unusual in spring.

RHA


Choo-choo Willie

Tim Bray
 

6 April 2022 - This morning I finally heard my first Wilson's Warbler of spring, singing from a riparian zone. Been waiting for these guys.
Pacific-slope Flycatchers arrived last week.
My Grevillea hedges are still attracting Rufous Hummingbirds - at least four were present on Sunday - along with lots and lots of Allen's.


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Rose Memorial, FB

Roger Foote
 

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Rose Memorial Cemetery in Fort Bragg at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The bird was working the western most Banksias. 

Roger Foote
Ukiah 

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