Sat, 25 Feb 2006 -- Today Chuck Vaughn and I found two YELLOW-BILLED
MAGPIES in the Valley Oaks and vineyards at the east end of High Valley. It
has been several years since I have seen them there myself, and I have
heard concern voiced that this population may have disappeared. The most
recent record I have found in the Mendobirds archives is from 28 Mar 2005.
Some other birds of interest which we found in Lake County:
LONG-EARED OWL calling NE of the parking lot at Glen Eden Trailhead,
05:44-05:50, also 23 Feb 05:48-05:52.
EURASIAN WIGEON, 2 males in flooded fields E of Rodman Slough.
TUFTED DUCK, 1 adult male at Borax Lake
BARROW'S GOLDENEYES, 2 females in Clearlake Oaks, mm 26.86 on Route 20
PHAINOPEPLA, 1 male at 12551 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake.
We did not find the Kumlien's-like Gull anywhere along Lakeshore Drive in
the interval 09:50-10:30
Potter Valley, MEN, CA