>Sorry for the lateness of this report. Over Memorial Weekend Larry
>Siemens, Stan Snyder, Floyd Hayes, Paul Hawks, Myron Widmer, and I birded
>the Mendo coast with moderate success. On Friday (May 25) we had a late
>WANDERING TATTLER in alternate plumage at Mendocino Headlands. Sat
>morning (May 26) there was a fly-by HORNED PUFFIN from Laguna Point. On
>the south side of Lake Cleone there was a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE pair and at
>Caspar Cemetery there were RED CROSSBILLS. Sat afternoon produced a pair
>of late RED-NECKED GREBES just off Navarro Beach. Sat night there was a
>single COMMON NIGHTHAWK calling on Road K just off of Albion Ridge Rd at
>Sunday morning (May 27) there was an AMERICAN BITTERN at Hunters Lagoon
>and a GLAUCOUS GULL at Point Arena Harbor. At Maguire Hill Pond there
>were TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, and VIRGINIA RAILS.
>The highlight Sun afternoon was RED-NECKED and RED PHALAROPES feeding
>together on a mud-bar in Ten Mile River just east of the bridge.
>Monday morning (May 28) at Van Damme there was a WESTERN TANAGER at the
>lower campground and a family of GRAY JAYS at the upper campground. At
>Caspar Cemetery there were several PURPLE MARTINS stealing twigs from an
>The most striking thing about the weekend was the number of phalaropes
>(both red and red-necked). I've never seen this many phalaropes in the
>spring along the Mendo coast before. From shore they could easily be seen
>migrating in numbers over the ocean but they were also on Lake Cleone, the
>Westport Sewage Ponds, Ten Mile River, and small tidepools at Glass and
>Virgin Creek Beaches.
>Ukiah, MEN, CA
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