Re: [venturacobirding] SCRE
- Onik Arian and I also saw the white wagtail this afternoon around 4:30 pm at
the Santa Clara River Estuary in Ventura. It was foraging along the south
bank of the estuary near the bridge. It was flushed by another observer and
flew downstream towards the mouth of the river (approx 200 feet west of the
point where the nature trail meets the estuary). Mike Tiffany and two other
observers watched it briefly after it landed (as Onik and I waded across
knee-deep from the north bank of the river). By the time we got there the
wagtail had taken off to the south and was not seen again despite searching
by myself and others until 7:00 pm.
Not sure if the bird will return, but keep your eyes peeled for it if you
are birding the estuary. It looked like an adult that was starting to
transition to basic plumage...a very striking bird.
Bird till your boots are filled...
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Tiffany" <jtiffany@...>
To: "Ventura Co. Birding" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 1:34 PM
Subject: [venturacobirding] SCRE
Son Mike just reported seeing a White Wagtail at SCRE at about 1:30. Also
Stilt Sandpiper, Red Knot, Wilson's Phalarope.