leucistic Killdeer, Goose Haven Rd, Solano Co. 1/15/18


Denise and David Hamilton
 

Hi all,
 
Went out on January 15 in search of Mountain Plovers on Flannery and Robinson Roads in Solano Co.  Fog was thick, lifting a bit in the afternoon.  Unfortunately did not see and plovers (but heard that one group saw 1 bird.)  However did have a FERRUGINOUS HAWK, BURROWING OWLS, TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS in a large mixed blackbird flock, including one YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD and a large mixed flock of DARK-EYED JUNCOS AND LARK SPARROWS and other species.
 
The most interesting bird of the day was a leucistic KILLDEER found on Goose Haven Rd. north of Lambie Rd. in a field next to the road full of sheep with new lambs ( a lamb ranch.) Great coloring!  Watched it chase another Killdeer, so got to see the wing pattern, too.
 
Pictures can be seen on my eBird list at:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42036244
 
Happy birding,
Denise & David Hamilton
Napa

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