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5852Mendocino Coast; October 14th, 15th and 16th

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  • Jerry White
    Oct 17, 2013
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      Spent three days on the Mendocino Coast checking out every (visible) sea stack from Gualala to Usal. No Blue-footed Boobys were seen. But the weather was great and there were a few interesting birds recorded.
      Monday October 14th;  there were 2 Brant at the Navarro River estuary. A Sora was at the Caspar Pond.
      Tuesday October 15th; spent much of the day at Usal. Ended up finding 58 species, and although that does not come near matching the excellent day the birding group had at the MCBG on Wednesday, it was the highest number of species I have ever had out there. Birds of interest were 4 Cackling Geese,seven species of warblers including a Nashville Warbler, a (late) Willow Flycatcher, a Black-headed Grosbeak, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 3 White-throated Sparrows, and a Marbled Murrelet.
      Later the same day at Virgin Creek Beach there was a flock of Greater White-fronted Geese and the continuing Long-billed Curlew.
      Wednesday October 16th;  saw an American Dipper from the De Haven Creek bridge. Then on the trip home saw 2 Golden Eagles on highway 253 which was the 112th species recorded for the three days spent in Mendocino County.                                                                  Jerry White