Yesterday myself, Gene Lodes and John Oliver went birding down in Mendocino from Humboldt. We were able to see the ROCK WREN at Lake Mendocino, had our year VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS at the Ukiah WTP. There was a Prairie Falcon along Burris Lane at the end. Quite interestingly there were 33 BLACK OYSTERCATCHER at Van Damm Stae Beach, where we also saw a THAYER'S GULL adult. There were also large swarms of COMMON MURRE (1000+) and another tight group of EARED GREBES, the birds were flocking very tightly in the rough water/weather at the Mendocino Headlands.