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Re: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Fort Bragg

ADAMSON, Roger H.
 

Sorry, forgot to give the site url:
radamson.smugmug.com
See the Featured gallery in upper left.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg

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Hi All,
I have added a photo of the Y-B Sapsucker to a new folder called "Woodpeckers & Sapsuckers". I also put a higher resolution version of that and 3 other photos in a gallery on my SmugMug site. Please check it out and comment. This may be the first YB Sapsucker I have ever seen and I would appreciate any confirmations.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg

--- In Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com, "Adamson, Roger" <rhadamson@> wrote:

I found a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Fort Bragg using a small maple(?) on the southwest corner of McKinley & Alder. It appears to be an adult female--though I am no expert on this species. How common are they in this area?
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Re: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Fort Bragg

ADAMSON, Roger H.
 

Hi All,
I have added a photo of the Y-B Sapsucker to a new folder called "Woodpeckers & Sapsuckers". I also put a higher resolution version of that and 3 other photos in a gallery on my SmugMug site. Please check it out and comment. This may be the first YB Sapsucker I have ever seen and I would appreciate any confirmations.
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg

--- In Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com, "Adamson, Roger" <rhadamson@...> wrote:

I found a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Fort Bragg using a small maple(?) on the southwest corner of McKinley & Alder. It appears to be an adult female--though I am no expert on this species. How common are they in this area?
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Fort Bragg

ADAMSON, Roger H.
 

I found a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Fort Bragg using a small maple(?) on the southwest corner of McKinley & Alder. It appears to be an adult female--though I am no expert on this species. How common are they in this area?
Roger Adamson
Fort Bragg


Fem. Bullock's Oriole & Palm Warbler

K A Havlena
 

9 Dec 2011 -- Dorothy Tobkin refound the oriole, and it's a
female BULLOCK'S ORIOLE.  This is a good bird for MEN
in December.  We can still hope for "returning" orioles to
show themselves in Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg, this
winter.  There is still hope!

Also, on the walkway to Glass Beach, there was a PALM
WARBLER seen today by Toby.

For Dorothy Tobkin
 
(K Havlena)
Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca

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Lake County

jerry white
 

After seeing the FALCATED DUCK this morning in Colusa County I checked out Redbud Park in Clearlake.
I found the adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL there at about 10:45 AM. This bird was first discovered on November 21st.
Yesterday in Clearlake a Snow Goose (first found by Floyd Hayes on Sunday) flew over Austin Park. There was also a Mew Gull at this location. At the Clearlake Landfill a Ferruginous Hawk flew over.
On Diener Dr. the RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER continued. Jerry White


Hooded Mergansers at Beckstoffer's Pond/Cacklers & Strange Goose at Gielow

Dave <algott@...>
 

Yesterday (Thursday), I went down River Road south of Talmage to look at 5 of the ponds. At Beckstoffer's Pond, a little over a mile south of Talmage on the westside of the road were 37 Hooded Mergansers and 44 Ring-necked Ducks.

At the Gielow Pond (intersection of Gielow Rd & River Rd) a little further south again on the west side, there were 2 Cackling Geese (no neck rings) with 132 Canada Geese. Also present was a hybrid goose. I thought at first it was a leucistic Canada until it stood up and I saw the bright orange legs. The beak was black like a Canada Goose and the tail was white tipped like a White-fronted Goose. The forehead was white along with most of the face to above the eyes, and the front and sides of the neck. The only black on the head was on the top and streaked black down the back of the neck kind of like a dark Snow-Goose. The breast was tan but only back as far as the junction of the wings. The entire belly from the tail up to the front of the wings was white. The wings, back and breast were the color of a typical Canada Goose. It was the same size and shape as a Canada Goose and was in with the main flock. I did not have a camera.

Dave Bengston, Ukiah


Female Oriole at Rose Mem'l Park

K A Havlena
 

12 Dec 2011 -- Dorothy Tobkin spotted a female oriole at Rose
Memorial Park, Fort Bragg, this morning.  She said this female
oriole was mostly like a BULLOCK'S, but she had a light brown
head.  Other characteristics pointed to Bullock's, but the head
looked like field guide drawings of Baltimore.

Actually, the first thing she said was that the bird looked like a
possible hybrid.  So, here is it is, December, and an oriole has
been found, certainly different from the 4 orioles in this same
park last winter.  So, we must try to visit Rose Memorial Park
whenever we are birding near Fort Bragg. 

This bird was seen in a Banksia tree, east of the main cluster of
Banksias.  There is one tree that is taller than the other trees
in the east part of the cemetery; it was this taller tree.  However,
please look in the western Banksias and pines, too.  Rose Mem'l
Park is at N Franklin and Spruce Streets in Fort Bragg.

For Dorothy Tobkin

(K Havlena)
Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


Some Early Mendocino Birding

jarlyus <jimarm@...>
 

I came across this article a few days ago.

http://www.jstor.org/stable/4062997?seq=1

The area along Thomas Creek is only about seven miles downriver from the Chapter's annual Eel River fieldtrip and the mountainous area very similar to the one around Hull Mountain.

The last five pages are birds collected and identified in two late spring and early summer trips over 110 years ago.
Common names show some differences from today's usages.

Lierlie's Ranch is now the Ascherman Ranch.
At the time of Mr. Bunnell's trips there was a settlement with a mill, resort, school and Post Office on Ericson Ridge about three miles east of the ranch.
I hope you enjoy it.
Jim Armstrong
Potter Valley


Fort Bragg CBC Jan. 2

AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
 

Greetings Mendobirders! The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society will conduct the first official Fort Bragg Christmas Bird Count on Monday, January 2, 2012 - and we're asking for your help.

The newly-authorized circle (CAFB) is centered on a point just south of Fort Bragg and covers roughly the area from Big River on the south, to Little Valley Road on the north; extending east past the Parlin Fork Conservation Camp on Highway 20, and west about 4 miles into the Pacific Ocean. The circle is divided into 8 Areas, each with an experienced Leader.

You do not have to be an expert birder to help count birds, and you can participate for all or part of the day. This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in a massive Citizen Science project, joining the tens of thousands of birders across the Americas who will brave the uncertain weather - or stay home and watch a feeder - to count every bird of every species they can find in one day.

If you think this sounds like fun, you're right! Area Leaders are actively recruiting right now, seeking people at any level of birding experience. To find out how you can participate, contact Tim Bray at 937-4422 (tbray@wildblue.net). Or you can contact one of the Area Leaders directly:

Area 1 - Ron LeValley - 937-1742 ron@madriverbio.com
Area 2 - Dorothy "Toby" Tobkin - 964-6216
Area 3 - Warren & Ginny Wade - 964-6363 wwade@mcn.org
Area 4 - Robert Kieffer - rjkieffer@ucdavis.edu
Area 5 - Art Morley - 964-2541 agmorley@hotmail.com
Area 6 - Jim Havlena - 964-1280 havlenas@fix.net
Area 7 - David Jensen - 964-8163 djensen@mcn.org
Area 8 - Richard Hubacek - 937-4050 rhubacek@comcast.net
Feeder Coordinator - Joleen Ossello - 962-0142 j_ossello@earthlink.net

Happy Birding,
Tim Bray
Compiler


AL RETURNS to Point Arena Cove - 3 pictures for you

Jeff Petit
 

These pictures were taken today at Arena Cove from 2:15 pm on. We also have a shot of the green flash if anyone is interested.  What a great day!
 
Beth and Jeff 

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Re: Al has returned!

Ron LeValley
 

If anyone can get a feather, I will get his/her DNA analyzed and we can sex the bird and maybe even tell us which island it was hatched on! I tried to get some surfers to do that last year, but no success.



Ron



From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Todd Easterla
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:33 PM
To: 'Rick & Jeanne Jackson'; Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!





Well I think Al has changed his diet to softer food in his elder years as I first fed him large anchovies/sardines the day he was found many years ago. I guess he has also changed his preference to what gender feeds him as well.

( AL or Alison?) Who knows?

Todd Easterla

From: Rick & Jeanne Jackson [mailto:jackson2@mcn.org <mailto:jackson2%40mcn.org> ]
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:25 PM
To: Todd Easterla; Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Mendobirds%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!

I was told Al was being fed squid and that he prefers to be fed by a woman. No wonder Al keeps returning!

Jeanne Jackson

From: Todd Easterla <mailto:teasterla@comcast.net <mailto:teasterla%40comcast.net> >

Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:12 PM

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Subject: RE: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!

LONG LIVE AL…….the LAYSAN KING!

I think I will make a special trip up this year to feed him a couple of anchovies or sardines as he loves to be fed off the dock.

Great news!

Todd Easterla

Rancho Cordova

From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Mendobirds%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Mendobirds%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of jackson_us
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 1:48 PM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Mendobirds%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!

Monday, Dec. 5th. Point Arena.

Al, the Laysan Albatross, has returned to the waters off the Point Arena Pier. Mel Smith just called to let me know. Our favorite bird returned at 1 pm today. I am so happy to be able to share this good news!

Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay

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Ancient Murrelets - Laguna Point Cove - MEN

K A Havlena
 

5 Dec 2011 -- Dorothy Tobkin saw 15 ANCIENT MURRELETS from
the Laguna Point parking lot in MacKerricher SP, north of Fort Bragg
this morning.  They were not in evidence just two days ago.

For Dorothy Tobkin

(K Havlena, north of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca)

P.S.  Hooray for Al's return AND hooray for Todd Easterla & Jim
Booker's discovery of this famous bird in Feb 1994.  If Todd fed
Al on that first day, the bird must have been accustomed to receiving
handouts -- for how many previous years? 

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Re: Al has returned!

Todd Easterla
 

Well I think Al has changed his diet to softer food in his elder years as I first fed him large anchovies/sardines the day he was found many years ago. I guess he has also changed his preference to what gender feeds him as well.



( AL or Alison?) Who knows?


Todd Easterla



From: Rick & Jeanne Jackson [mailto:jackson2@mcn.org]
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:25 PM
To: Todd Easterla; Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!



I was told Al was being fed squid and that he prefers to be fed by a woman. No wonder Al keeps returning!



Jeanne Jackson

From: Todd Easterla <mailto:teasterla@comcast.net>

Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:12 PM

To: 'jackson_us' <mailto:jackson2@mcn.org> ; Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com

Subject: RE: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!

LONG LIVE AL…….the LAYSAN KING!



I think I will make a special trip up this year to feed him a couple of anchovies or sardines as he loves to be fed off the dock.



Great news!



Todd Easterla

Rancho Cordova



From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jackson_us
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 1:48 PM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!





Monday, Dec. 5th. Point Arena.

Al, the Laysan Albatross, has returned to the waters off the Point Arena Pier. Mel Smith just called to let me know. Our favorite bird returned at 1 pm today. I am so happy to be able to share this good news!

Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay





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Re: Al has returned!

jackson_us
 

I was told Al was being fed squid and that he prefers to be fed by a woman. No wonder Al keeps returning!

Jeanne Jackson
From: Todd Easterla
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 2:12 PM
To: 'jackson_us' ; Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!
LONG LIVE AL…….the LAYSAN KING!



I think I will make a special trip up this year to feed him a couple of anchovies or sardines as he loves to be fed off the dock.



Great news!



Todd Easterla

Rancho Cordova



From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jackson_us
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 1:48 PM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!





Monday, Dec. 5th. Point Arena.

Al, the Laysan Albatross, has returned to the waters off the Point Arena Pier. Mel Smith just called to let me know. Our favorite bird returned at 1 pm today. I am so happy to be able to share this good news!

Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay


Re: Al has returned!

Todd Easterla
 

LONG LIVE AL...the LAYSAN KING!



I think I will make a special trip up this year to feed him a couple of
anchovies or sardines as he loves to be fed off the dock.



Great news!



Todd Easterla

Rancho Cordova



From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of jackson_us
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 1:48 PM
To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Mendobirds] Al has returned!





Monday, Dec. 5th. Point Arena.

Al, the Laysan Albatross, has returned to the waters off the Point Arena
Pier. Mel Smith just called to let me know. Our favorite bird returned at 1
pm today. I am so happy to be able to share this good news!

Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay


12/5: Second HREC Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Chuck & Barbara Vaughn
 

Greetings Mendobirders- This morning I saw another Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker at the UC Hopland Center. This was a juvenile bird, just
molting in some red feathers on the throat. It was in an experimental
plantation of exotic conifers several miles past the office area. Neither
Bob Keiffer or I have again seen the male I reported on 10/26.

Chuck


--
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
Ukiah, CA


Al has returned!

jackson_us
 

Monday, Dec. 5th. Point Arena.

Al, the Laysan Albatross, has returned to the waters off the Point Arena Pier. Mel Smith just called to let me know. Our favorite bird returned at 1 pm today. I am so happy to be able to share this good news!

Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay


Clearlake

Floyd Hayes
 

Yesterday morning I saw the adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL with a flock of gulls on the water off Redbud Park from 8:15-8:25 am, and on one of the floating docks from 8:40-9:30. An immature SNOW GOOSE was swimming among the gulls, seemingly looking for another goose to hang out with.

Floyd Hayes
Hidden Valley Lake, CA


Other Visitors from the Far North in the Lower 48

Karen Havlena <jkhavlena@...>
 

A Common Redpoll flew into a window in Mono County quite recently.
Also, the Harris's Sparrow breeds in far away Northwest Territories,
Nunavut and northern Manitoba provinces of Canada.  I looked at the
eBird map of the many Snowy Owls and read about the Emperor
Goose off Marin headlands.  This could be a good winter.  Please
don't hesitate to call local, avid birders and post to Mendobirds as
soon as possible, if one or more of these northern visitors is found
by you.  

Karen Havlena
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca


Rock Sandpiper, Harlequin Duck at Virgin Creek

carolynkinet
 

Toby Tobkin called to say she saw a Rock Sandpiper on one of the large flat offshore rocks at Virgin Creek beach. Near the sandpiper was a female Harlequin Duck, which dove into the water and was not seen again.

For Toby Tobkin

Carolyn

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