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189Forster's Tern, Pectoral Sandpiper

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  • chaniot@pacific.net
    Sep 26, 2001
      Tue, 25 Sep 2001 -- Today I spent much of the morning scouting Lake
      Mendocino, and I peeked, at least telescopically, into every corner of the
      lake. The lake level is 729.7 feet, fairly high for this time of year, but
      there is a little muddy shoreline exposed in the inlet, the creek south of
      Bu-Shay campground, Barn Cove, and Perry Creek Cove, and islands are
      appearing near Coyote Dam. Of most interest was a PECTORAL SANDPIPER along
      the shore at Pomo A, and three FORSTERS TERNS ranging widely over the lake,
      mostly north of Miti spit. A full list with guestimates follows.
      Back in Potter Valley there was a PRAIRIE FALCON sitting on a rock
      in the grassland north of Burris Lane, and after 23 years of waiting, I
      finally saw a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in my yard (yardbird#157) -- George
      Chaniot, Potter Valley

      25 Sep 2001 Lake Mendocino
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      Pied-billed Grebe 8
      Eared Grebe 2
      Western Grebe 160
      Clark's Grebe 10
      Double-crested Cormorant 1
      Great Blue Heron 8
      Great Egret 15
      Canada Goose 26
      Mallard 300
      Greater Scaup 13
      Lesser Scaup 5
      Common Merganser 30
      Ruddy Duck 1
      Turkey Vulture 20
      Osprey 1
      Red-shouldered Hawk 1
      Red-tailed Hawk 1
      California Quail 15
      American Coot 200
      Killdeer 8
      Spotted Sandpiper 1
      Western Sandpiper 24
      California Gull 35
      Ring-billed Gull 1
      Mourning Dove
      Anna's Hummingbird
      Belted Kingfisher
      Acorn Woodpecker
      Red-shafted N. Flicker
      Black Phoebe
      W. Scrub Jay
      American Crow
      Common Raven
      Oak Titmouse
      White-breasted Nuthatch
      Brown Creeper
      Western Bluebird
      American Robin
      Cedar Waxwing
      Eurasian Starling
      Hutton's Vireo
      Audubon's Y-r Warbler
      Yellow Warbler
      Western Tanager
      California Towhee
      Spotted Towhee
      Savannah Sparrow
      Red-winged Blackbird
      Brewer's Blackbird
      House Finch
      Lesser Goldfinch

      Western Gray Squirrel
      Beechy Ground Squirrel high numbers!
      Black-tailed Deer
      Gray Fox