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Northern Pintail on Lake Cleone

Richard Hubacek
 

Wed Jul 18, 2012--At 9:45 this morning at Lake Cleone there was a male NORTHERN PINTAIL. It was obviously molting between breeding and nonbreeding plumages.

Richard Hubacek
Little River


Re: pelicans

\ LFK\ Liquid Fusion Kayaking
 

Oh, just come down to the Noyo River and Bay. There was a half dozen+
young pelicans roaming around, walking around, and four that are crab
food.
But a great WOW, when the big numbers fly by!




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Jeff Laxier
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-Claude Monet


bad photo Elegant Tern

Jeff Petit
 

9 July 2012
 
We saw and got a picture of an Elegant Tern resting early in the morning Sunday.  I'll repost a picture later - my first attempt was a failure.
 
Sorry,
Beth Petit

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Re: pelican rescue

Ron LeValley
 

Hi Jeff (and others),



There is a massive influx of young pelicans this year. It must have been a
good year for reproduction in Baja California. The down side of that is the
young pelicans don't always know what to do. It is pretty normal for there
to be problems like this when so many young birds are around. I am not sure
how much the ocean conditions are influencing this, but I don't believe that
they are starving for lack of food, but just because there are so many young
birds trying to figure out how to make a living.



I have been told by Ronnie James that large numbers of pelicans are being
reported to rescue centers and it is hard for them to respond to all of the
calls and if they do take them in, it is very expensive to keep them alive.



The best thing to do is to pretty much leave them on their own unless you
see one that is being adversely affected by human activities (fishing hooks
and lines for example). This is unfortunately a part of the natural process.



Best, Ron



From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Jeff Petit
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 10:41 AM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] pelican rescue





9 July 2012

There have been several immature pelicans hanging out on the pier in Point
Arena. One died and the other two are probably starving to death. Several
agencies have been contacted but nobody has shown up. Does anyone know of
someone that will actually do something? Thanks in advance for the help.

Beth and Jeff Petit

(707) 882-1650
cell (845) 707-2004


Fw: peli issue widespread

jackson_us
 

Hi Jeff and Beth, Hi All,
A birder friend, Diane Hichwa, just sent me this. I have had calls of first year Brown Pelicans appearing in several places, one in Gualala. Most look in good shape but are tired. It appears there is a very big, successful group of first years. Please read below. Jeff and Beth, I have forwarded your email to several birders experienced in rescue but it may be that “survival of the fittest.” Not fun to witness, that’s for sure.
Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay

CBS news and San Jose Mercury News putting out stories on starving young pelis. I just googled starving pelican
………

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Starving young pelicans turning up on San Francisco Bay Area beaches
Bay City News Service

Posted: 07/09/2012 06:12:55 AM PDT
Updated: 07/09/2012 06:13:34 AM PDT


Wildlife rescuers say large numbers of starving young pelicans are turning up on local beaches right now.

The pelicans appear thin and weak, and are walking up to people, said Rebecca Dmytryk, a spokeswoman for WildRescue, a Moss Landing-based nonprofit.

Dmytryk said the starving young birds, which can be distinguished from adults by their brown heads, are distressing to see but probably part of a normal natural die-off, or "survival of the fittest."

While it's distressing to see, not all the young birds can or should be saved, she noted.

"Should we intervene? It's a tough call!" Dmytryk said in a written statement. "It's certainly upsetting to see a starving baby pelican on the beach, but are we doing the species a disservice if we take in all the weak ones?"

Resources for bird rescues are limited, and the nearest center, in Cordelia, is already overrun with young pelicans who cost a great deal to feed, Dmytryk said.

Members of the public who see an injured or ill-looking pelican should noted the color of the head, then call WildRescue's hotline at 1 (866) WILD-911. Keep people and dogs away from the birds, which are protected by federal law.

WildRescue will rescue as many birds as resources allow, with adult birds being given the priority, Dmytryk said.

While the brown pelican population was once threatened to near extinction, it has now rebounded, Dmytryk said.

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Diane Hichwa

Email: dhichwa@earthlink.net

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


pelican rescue

Jeff Petit
 

9 July 2012
 
There have been several immature pelicans hanging out on the pier in Point Arena.  One died and the other two are probably starving to death.  Several agencies have been contacted but nobody has shown up.  Does anyone know of someone that will actually do something?  Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Beth and Jeff Petit
 
(707) 882-1650
cell (845) 707-2004


Re: Pelican in Covelo

Janet Heppler
 

Hi,
I have been in Covelo for 30 years and have never seen a Pelican here. This picture was taken around noon on Friday. I could not believe what I was seeing. I hope that (he?), makes it back to the coast. I put out a bucket of water but the bird was not interested.
Janet


looking for birds

Diane Hichwa
 

A visiting birder is looking for advice to see Tricolored Blackbirds and
Lawrence's Goldfinch. Suggestions anyone?

Also Spotted Owls. He is staying at Sea Ranch.
Diane Hichwa

Email: dhichwa@earthlink.net

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


Re: Post-Mortem Cattails at the College

George Chaniot
 

Tue, 3 July 2012 -- I went back to the sedimentation pond at Mendocino College today on the three-week anniversary of the cattail removal. There were 14 small cattail shoots beginning to grow along the S. margin. After 30 minutes of watching I was able to account for three juvenile and one adult COMMON GALLINULES. Even though the normal cattail cover is gone, they are still secretive and can be out of sight for a long time in weeds or under willows. The juveniles ran from me along the pond margin - the adult flew from one side to the other. It doesn't seem that the juveniles can fly yet even though they are nearly adult size.
On the lower sedimentation pond, which was not denuded of cattails, there were two juveniles, bringing the total to 1 adult and 5 juveniles at minimum. There were no Red-winged Blackbirds on either pond ; it appears that their nesting is already over.

George Chaniot
Potter Valley, MEN, CA


American Golden Plovers at Manchester Beach

Ron LeValley
 

Hell all,



I am posting this for Angela Liebenberg.



2 July 2012

American Golden Plovers

3

Manchester Beach north of Point Arena

Angela Liebenberg.



She saw the birds at Manchester, Brush Creek beach, about ½ mile south of
the Kinney Road (day use) access.



I saw her photos and confirmed that they were Americans and not Pacifics.



Ron



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Mendocino Nat'l Forest - 6/30-7/2; N Goshawk, Comm Poorwill, Purple Martins, etc

Dave <algott@...>
 

Ollie Kolkman, Jack Booth, Mike Curry and I traveled to Spruce Grove for a delightful camping trip. We chose the route through Potter Valley and up the north side of the Eel River to Lake Pillsbury. At the northeast end of Lake Pillsbury we went up M6 through the Game Refuge to M61 where we cut over to M1 just north of Spruce Grove and then turned south. On the return trip we went past Hull Mt down Boardman Ridge on M1 to Lake Pillsbury. Don't worry - this gets more exciting as it goes on.

At the intersection of M61 and M6 we saw Black-throated Gray Warblers, Purple Finches, Western Wood-Peewee and Cassin's Vireo. Going over M61 we saw Mt Quail, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers with young and Pileated Woodpecker. Note - This was the highest elev any of us had ever seen BG Gnatcatchers.

When we got to Spruce Grove, it was late and we had to make camp. We tried calling Flammulated Owls, one of our main targets, to no avail. In fact we heard no Flammulated Owls for the whole trip for the 2nd year in a row. Alas.

Day 1: birds included White-headed Woodpeckers, Mt Chickadees, Olive-sided Flycatcher, several Red-breasted Sapsuckers, Dusky Flycatcher, Green-tailed Towhees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Lincoln Sparrow (thanks Ollie), Hermit Warbler and lots of YR Warblers.

Day 2: Ollie and Mike departed and Jack & I went with them as far as Windy Ridge on M1, at the base of Hull Mt. There we were rewarded by the sight of a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, my 1st in Mendo. It was missing two tail feathers, which should make it easy to spot in the near future. On some maps, this is ID'd as Windy Gap or Windy Pt.

Later, Jack & I went fishing at Sand Creek (a little east of Spruce Grove) and Jack found a Townsend's Solitaire's nest. It was on the ground about 10 feet above the creek, and it had 5 eggs!

That night, Jack & I, went looking for COMMON POORWILLS, another one of our main targets, on M1 between Spruce Grove and Windy Ridge, a total of 4.9 miles with stops at 6 points. At stop #2 (south to north) we heard at least 2 COMMON POORWILLS. At stop #5, we heard one more.

Day 3: We saw many of the same birds as day 1, including Western Tanager, and then we headed south down M1. Our plan was to bird a burned out area of timber 4.5 miles south of Spruce Grove. It is on both sides of M1, at the NW corner of the State Game Refuge with the Yuki Wilderness on the west side of M1. We wanted to look for Black-backed and Three-toed Woodpeckers which have never been seen in Mendocino County, as far as we knew, but they favor burned over forests. The 1st thing we noticed was a lot of Western Bluebirds. Then we found a small colony of PURPLE MARTINS. We saw at least 4 males and 4 females going into cavities. While we were watching them, a woodpecker flew past us and landed. It appeared to be a BLACK - BACKED WOODPECKER. The entire head was black, the wings, tail and back were black. It had no bars on the back. We could see no white in the wings or on the face, but we were too far away to see any. It flew before we could get closer. We knew we had to get photographs and we tried calling it back, but we only got the one look. If anyone goes up there, please have your camera ready. This area is really a different and exciting habitat and it deserves more exploration. The Martins are worth the price of admission.

Continuing down Boardman Ridge into Lake County we had only one Townsend's Solitaire. But, we found a Dusky Flycatcher building a nest. And, at 7 miles south of Spruce Grove, we found another pair of PURPLE MARTINS. They were in a very large snag directly north of the road looking back the way we had come.

What we missed: Flammulated Owl and Hammond's Flycatcher, Townsend's Warbler.

Additional sightings included 3 bears, Monument Plants, Douglas's Wallflower and too many deer to count.

Dave Bengston
Ukiah


Roadrunner

Robert Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

Monday 1 July 2012 - I just today received word from one of the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center staff that a
Greater Roadrunner was observed quickly running across a dirt road last Tuesday, June 26th, at about 10:00 AM in the morning.
It is likely that this bird is still in a chaparral/oak woodland/grassland basin of about 600 acres in size. If anyone wanted to pursue
this bird they can contact me to arrange permission and directions. I may even attempt relocating it early in the morning of July 4th.
Good Birding. Bob Keiffer rjkeiffer@ucdavis.edu<mailto:rjkeiffer@ucdavis.edu> 707-744-1424 ext 112.

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Re: Tern, Tern, Tern

Lisa Walker \(Feather\) <feather7023@...>
 

Likewise, on my most recent walk at Pt Cabrillo, I heard the distinctive calls of a juvenile tern following its parents; a sound I usually connect with July, but which happened on June 23rd. They were flying a bit too close to the ground for me to connect it with a migration pattern; it's more likely they were foraging for food to feed the youngster, in my opinion... however, I've been wrong before *lol*

--- On Wed, 6/27/12, Rusty Scalf <rscalf@sonic.net> wrote:

From: Rusty Scalf <rscalf@sonic.net>
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Tern, Tern, Tern
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 8:53 PM
















 











Caspian Terns are capable of astonishing distances on their foraging

ventures. Birds nesting in San Francisco Bay routinely forage in places

like Del Valle Reservoir and Tomales Bay. I would not assume that this

bird was migrating.



Rusty Scalf



Saw a single CASPIAN TERN heading south over the Mendocino Headlands
on Sunday the 22th of June. To me this means that the great migration
is starting to turn and birds are now heading back south after nesting
in the far north. It always seems so early, but the seasons are once
again changing. Hey, what happened to Spring?
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Re: Tern, Tern, Tern

rfs_berkeley
 

Caspian Terns are capable of astonishing distances on their foraging
ventures. Birds nesting in San Francisco Bay routinely forage in places
like Del Valle Reservoir and Tomales Bay. I would not assume that this
bird was migrating.

Rusty Scalf

Saw a single CASPIAN TERN heading south over the Mendocino Headlands
on Sunday the 22th of June. To me this means that the great migration
is starting to turn and birds are now heading back south after nesting
in the far north. It always seems so early, but the seasons are once
again changing. Hey, what happened to Spring?


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Tern, Tern, Tern

birdmanofthewoods3 <birdmanofthewoods3@...>
 

Saw a single CASPIAN TERN heading south over the Mendocino Headlands on Sunday the 22th of June. To me this means that the great migration is starting to turn and birds are now heading back south after nesting in the far north. It always seems so early, but the seasons are once again changing. Hey, what happened to Spring?


Common Nighthawk in Albion

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

25 June 2012 (Monday) - At about 9:15 PM a Common Nighthawk flew around the treetops near the west end of Middle Ridge in Albion, making the 'peert' call for a few minutes. A nice surprise while we waited for the Barn Owl to emit its customary evening scream.

Cheers,
Tim Bray
Middle Ridge, Albion


Re: Rufous male is back!

rocknridgeranch
 

Rufous male is back!





From: Kitty & Creek Norris [mailto:cmnorris@saber.net]
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:31 PM
To: mendobirds
Subject: Rufous male is here!



Look what the storm blew in! As of noon today our rufous male hummingbird is
at the feeder. He returns about this time every year, we have named him
Flamer. We are on top of Irene Peak just under 3000' elevation, 25 miles
inland.

Kitty & Creek Norris

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Re: Singing American Redstart - MC Botanical Gardens 6/20

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - I returned to the location at the MCBG where we had the singing male American Redstart, but heard nothing. Has anyone else been able to re-find this bird? It spent most of its time in some alders just south of the MCBG property, just west of the composting area; but it flew from there into the Eucalyptus grove to the northeast, sang there for a while, then returned to the alders.

The song was a little tricky - shorter and simpler than most of the recordings for eastern birds. It begins with 2 or 3 descending notes like the beginning of a Wilson's Warbler song, then abruptly ends with a rising whistle somewhat recalling a Cowbird. If you have the Sibley's app for iPhone/iPod, Song #2 for AMRE is pretty close.

Cheers,
Tim Bray
Albion, CA


format thanks

Robert Keiffer <rjkeiffer@...>
 

21 June 2012 - I would like to truly thank those who post their messages on Mendobirds in a format that begins with the date and ends with their full name. It really helps me when it comes time to archive the reports for the Mendocino County records and also for my North American Birds reporting. Good birding. Bob Keiffer.

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Re: Surf Scoters

Lisa Walker \(Feather\) <feather7023@...>
 

As a former wildlife rehabber, I know how to handle this... but thanks for the info :) (already had it, gave it to the woman and no one was avail. to come get the bird)

--- On Thu, 6/21/12, Richard Kuehn <windnsea@hughes.net> wrote:

From: Richard Kuehn <windnsea@hughes.net>
Subject: RE: [Mendobirds] Surf Scoters
To: "'Lisa Walker (Feather)'" <feather7023@sbcglobal.net>, mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:39 PM

Lisa-  Perhaps no one answered on [Mendobirds] as your discussion is beyond the purpose, as I understand it, of this Group.  Hoping NOT to bring down the wrath of the ListServ owner, I’d suggest you contact International Bird Rescue, the rehab group for aquatic birds in Northern California.  Their website is located at http://www.bird-rescue.org/ and this page http://www.bird-rescue.org/contact/found-a-bird.aspx contains phone numbers for people to call who have found an aquatic bird.  This page also provides the link to report Blue-Banded Brown Pelicans, too.  Good Luck and HTH-Rich  Richard KuehnWindandSea at The Sea Ranch, CA  Life is NOT a dress-rehearsal!.

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