Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Bodega Bay
The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK at Campbell Cove, the WILLOW FLYCATCHER at Owl Canyon, and
the PRAIRIE WARBLER near the Bodega Bay Marine Lab this morning were
all previously reported. The new bird was a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO that
mostly perched quietly in a eucalyptus tree except when it caught and
consumed two squirmy tree frogs. Les and Cindy Lieurance spotted the
cuckoo as it flew into the eucalyptus trees between Owl Canyon and
the Marine Lab on Westshore Rd in Bodega Bay, Sonoma County.
Trying to get some sleep despite all the excitement on the opposite
side of the eucalyptus grove were two GREAT HORNED OWLS. Other birds
in the area included YELLOW WARBLERS, WILSON'S WARBLERS, WESTERN WOOD-
PEWEE, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, and TOWNSEND'S WARBLER.
Dennis and Patricia Braddy
Contra Costa County