Mon, 1 Sept 2008 -- This morning was calm on the coast after the
blustery conditions yesterday. Westport Vol Fire Dept has done a
great job of removing trash at Chadbourne Gulch (south of Westport),
so I was able to easily walk inland on a trail from the east side of Hwy 1
(at the hairpin curve). There was a large flock of western migrants back
there: 2 MacGillivray's, 1 Townsend's, 1 Yellow, 1 Orange-crowned and
at least 18-20 Wilson's Warblers. Also present was a Hutton's Vireo,
Warbling Vireo, Pac-slope Flycatcher, and local resident birds. In the
sky above an assortment of swallows flew about, accompanied by
several Vaux's Swifts.
This scene was repeated at Wages Creek to a lesser extent and without
the MacGillivray's and Townsend's Warblers. Vaux's Swifts were also
above the Westport STP & Recycling Center, as well as Wages Creek.
Karen A. Havlena
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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