On Sunday morning 4/7/02 at the only mildly odoriferous Ukiah WWTP
(wastewater treatment plant) I observed 2 BLACK-NECKED STILTSs (towards the
western end of the middle pond), exactly 29 CANADIAN GEESE (in the northern
pond), a MERLIN and a brilliantly plumaged COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. (Whoever
first called a Yellowthroat "common" must have been either tired or blind.)
A few hours later along the stretch of Big River that runs through
Montgomery Woods I also saw a Dipper. This bird was near the bridge that is
.3 mile east of the main Montgomery Woods parking area.