more oo San Joaquin County Demoiselle Crane etc.
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I made to the Demoiselle site on Woodbridge Road near Lodi in San
Joaquin County this morning at 10 AM as the President was just
commencing to address the nation on the current air attacks on
Afghanistan. A group of birders were already assembled viewing the
Demoiselle Crane among the numerous Sandhill Cranes. The location was
north of the road across from 2192 Woodbridge Road. Originally I had
learned the house was pink, but apparently the owners did a quick
over-night paint job. The house is now painted beige; the trim is
burgundy. At the north side of the road there is a red sign "ITSI".
The heat waves did hinder viewing slightly. Most of the time the
Demoiselle Crane was stooping in a ditch, and once in a while it would
raise its long neck. After about an hour the entire flock decided to
take off to the east and disappeared.
I had said that birders driving up from the south on I-5 could exit
Highway 12 east and then turn left onto Thorton Road. This road is now
closed at this intersection for construction, Continue north to the
next exit "Turner" Road east and container north to Woodbridge Road and
then turn left.
Mike Feighner, Livermore, CA, Alameda County