There were 47 breeding plumage Red-necked Phalaropes in the pond on
Mendocino Headlands on 5-4-06. There were also two Long-tailed Weasels
hunting in broad daylight in the field next to the parking area at the
pond. They paid no attention to me except when I squeaked like a mouse
which made them come as close as about 15'. That was the best study of
these interesting little critters I've ever had.
Today (5-5-06) there was a singing male Hooded Oriole in the town of
Westpost. There were numerous Red-necked Phalarope on the Westport Sewage
Ponds, but I could not get a good enough view to count them.
John E. Hunter
Arcata , CA