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RBA Humboldt, Del Norte CA April 22 - May 02, 2004

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  • Robert Hewitt
    From: Steve Tucker To: Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:31 PM Subject: [nwcalbird] Northwestern
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4 9:21 AM
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      From: "Steve Tucker" <talkingtrees80@...>
      To: <nwcalbird@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:31 PM
      Subject: [nwcalbird] Northwestern California birds 4/22-5/2/04


      > >Here is what has been reported over the past week or so in our area. For
      > >more information, call the birdbox at 707-822-5666.
      > >
      > >HIGHLIGHTS:
      > >HARRIS' SPARROW
      > >CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
      > >FRANKLIN'S GULL
      > >
      > >On 5/2 Scott Kerry had a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Blue Lake. On 5/1 from
      > >the North Jetty he had 3-4 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS.
      > >
      > >On 5/2 Tom Leskiw had a PURPLE MARTIN on Cummings Road outside of Eureka.
      > >
      > >Pablo Herrera reported a HARRIS' SPARROW at C.J. Ralph's residence in the
      > >Lanphere Dunes on 5/1 and 5/2 at feeders and in the area of the front of
      > >the house (west facing). People are welcome to come look for it, park
      near
      > >the
      > >Humboldt bay bird observatory.
      > >
      > >Sean McCallister reported numerous MARBLED MURRELETS in Prairie Creek
      > >National Park with as many as 30 visuals in a morning. Off Dry Lagoon on
      > >4/30 he had 19 MARBLED MURRELETS from the parking lot. On 4/29 he had
      > >SWAINSON'S THRUSH at Prairie Creek.
      > >
      > >Alan Barron had a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on 4/28 at the Alexander Dairy in
      > >Del Norte County. Call him at 707-465-8904 for more information.
      > >
      > >Michelle Forrey (sp?) reported a male LONG-TAILED DUCK on 4/29 in Big
      > >Lagoon, halfway down the spit and north of the fisherman's access on Hwy
      > >101.
      > >
      > >Frank Anderson reported from the Arcata Marsh on 4/24. A BLACK-AND-WHITE
      > >WARBLER was in the tall conifers by Allen Marsh (southeast corner) and 2
      > >YELLOW WARBLERS were by Allen Marsh as well.
      > >
      > >At the Arcata Marsh Rob Fowler and Steve Bailey had a YELLOW WARBLER on
      > >the east side of the log pond on 4/27 and a PALM WARBLER near the
      > >interpretive center, 1 HOODED ORIOLE and 2 BULLOCK'S ORIOLE on the east
      > >side of log pond. 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were at the oxydation ponds.
      > >
      > >Mark Morrisette and Elias Elias had a HOODED ORIOLE by the West End Rd.
      > >and Spear junction in palms on Spear on 4/26, in Arcata.
      > >
      > >Scott Kerry was at the Blue Lake fish hatchery on 4/24 and had singing
      > >BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK and 2 BALD EAGLES. At
      > >the north jetty he had ROCK SANDPIPER, 2 WANDERING TATTLERS, and 4-5
      > >MARBLED MURRELETS.
      > >
      > >Jude Power had 8 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS in her backyard on 4/24, 7 of
      > >which were of the white/gray variety.
      > >
      > >Barry Sauppe had a FRANKLIN'S GULL fly over his house in central Eureka
      on
      > >4/24.
      > >
      > >Barry Sauppe did a sea watch on 4/22 from Palmers Point at Patrick's
      Point
      > >State Park. He had 3840 PACIFIC LOOONS, 4 MARBLED MURRELETS, 7
      RED-NECKED
      > >PHALAROPES, 1 POMARINE JAEGER, 2 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, 3 SOOTY
      > >SHEARWATERS, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK (referred to as a "short-tailed" in his
      > >report...I am drawing conclusions here), 24 RED KNOTS, 1 WANDERING
      TATTLER
      > >and 5 HARLEQUIN DUCKS.
      >
      > Good birding,
      > Steve Tucker
      > LBJ Enterprises
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