Del Norte Black-headed Gull continues
- Yesterday evening, Sat, 23 Aug 2003, Matthew Matthiessen, Chuck
Vaughn, and I refound the BLACK-HEADED GULL at Teal Point on Lake Earl in
Del Norte county. We birded around Lake Earl from noon to sunset without
finding the bird, but finally located it sitting among Caspian Terns and
California Gulls in a roosting flock on the mud to the east of the point.
We believe that it flew in from the south at 8:20 pm, after sunset, and we
had definitive looks at it in the fading light until 8:35, when it was too
dark to discern.
The directions in Mike Feighner's post of Aug 18 are good.
We add a recommendation for getting through the maze of roads in the
Pacific Shores "development": On Tell Blvd. continue past Ocean Drive and
turn left on the second road, which is signed "Middleton". Follow this
until it ends at a 90 degree left turn. After you make this turn, take the
second dirt road to the right, drive to the end, park, and walk about 100 m
to a suitable vantage point
Potter Valley, MEN, CA