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Re: [CALBIRDS] Black-legged Kittiwake in Merced County

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  • Dennis Braddy
    Calbirders, Along with Karen and Julie Rapp we found the continuing immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE near Santa Nella in Merced County at 8:00 A.M. today,
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 2, 2003
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      Calbirders,

      Along with Karen and Julie Rapp we found the continuing immature
      BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE near Santa Nella in Merced County at 8:00 A.M. today,
      1/2/03. It was somewhat closer to Henry Miller Avenue than its originally
      reported location.

      Dennis and Patricia Braddy
      San Ramon


      On 12/30/02 6:59 PM, "Dr. Michael M. Rogers" <mrogers@...> wrote:

      >
      > Dear calbirders,
      >
      > For those interested, Alma Kali, Mike Mammoser, Dick Stovel, Grant and
      > Karen Hoyt, and I found an immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE near Santa
      > Nella in Merced County during our coverage for the Los Banos CBC today
      > 12/30/02. I believe that this is a first county record for this
      > species.
      >
      > To reach the bird, head east from the McDonalds in Santa Nella on
      > Henry Miller Avenue. Immediately after coming down off the
      > overcrossing over Interstate 5 there is a large eucalyptus tree over a
      > gravel pullout on the left (north side). Turn left here and follow
      > the road along the east side of the canal for a few hundred yards
      > until you get to the houses. The Kittiwake was in the channel here,
      > associating with Snowy Egrets, White-faced Ibis, Greater Yellowlegs,
      > and Black-necked Stilts from 11:12am to 11:30am and was still present
      > when we left. It was fairly tame and allowed for some nice close
      > photos!
      >
      > There was also an adult BALD EAGLE just east of here - and other
      > interesting raptors throughout the area.
      >
      > Mike Rogers
      > Sunnyvale, CA
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