FW: [CALBIRDS] White Wagtail still present
- Anyone in the Pasadena/LA area interested in a chase :-) beginning early
tomorrow morning? If so, please let me know ASAP. I can drive.
From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Matthew Dodder
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 1:29 PM
To: Paul Keller
Subject: [CALBIRDS] White Wagtail still present
We Just left the WHITE WAGTAIL at the wastewater facility in Santa
Maria from 12:00-1:15. It was EASILY seen from outside the fence along
the back edge of the facility.
Mountain View, CA
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On Dec 27, 2009, at 11:58 PM, Paul Keller <wrentitpk@verizon.
<mailto:wrentitpk%40verizon.net> net> wrote:
> The Santa Maria CBC uncovered a **WHITE WAGTAIL** at the Laguna<http://www.flickr.com/photos/> com/photos/
> Sewage Treatment Plant at about 3pm and it appeared off and on until
> at least 3:30pm. A later search from 4pm to 5pm failed to find the
> bird. It's an adult and quite tame.
> Jamie Chavez gives the following directions: Laguna Sanitation is
> west of Santa Maria. Take Betteravia Rd. west
> through the city until it Y's at Mahoney Rd. Veer left. This turns
> Black Road a short distance ahead as you head south toward Highway 1.
> Immediately beyond the community of Tanglewood, take Dutard St. west
> (you could easily pass it by) and drive to the end of the road to
> the plant.
> He also adds: We can't stress enough the importance of checking in at
> the office as
> instructed. When I arrived there was nobody in the office so I waited
> until I saw someone and had permission to enter. There was a time NO
> birding was allowed there so please be on your best behavior.
> Aaron or Jeremy will be on duty at the plant tomorrow (Monday) from
> 6:30am to 5pm and have been generous with their friendliness,
> cooperation and forbearance. They know where the bird has been seen.
> The WHWA was only maybe 100 m from the office about the circular tank
> with the rotating aerator and just across the dirt road by the
> concrete-lined pond.
> Alex R. Abela took photos: <http://www.flickr
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> John Deacon was the group leader for the back country section of the
> CBC. His intimate and detailed knowledge of this area is remarkable.
> Without his leadership, this WHWA might very well have passed the
> winter unnoticed.
> Paul Keller
> SB Vandenberg Village
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