- Birds seen or missed on Sunday the 13th:
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER: I searched for it within a
radius of 200 yards of the original tree from
08:25-10:05, but couldn't find it. A HAIRY WOODPECKER
was pecking most of the time 50-100 yards east of the
tree and was quite vocal, and I thought I heard a
DOWNY WOODPECKER a few hundred yards to the west. No
other woodpeckers present. I shouldn't have waited so
long to look for it...
COMMON LOON: Two in pre-alternate molt a few miles
south of Lucerne.
HOODED MERGANSER: A male and two females in a pool
east of the barn on the north side of the Nice-Lucerne
Cutoff, and another female flying out of the marsh at
the junction of Nice-Lucerne Cutoff and Lakeshore
DUNLIN: Three basic-plumaged birds in a pool west of
the barn on the north side of the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff
(5th spring record?).
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL: A first-cycle immature at
At Austin Park, Clearlake, there were only 15 gulls on
the dock at 14:20. On Saturday the 12th there were no
gulls at 07:33 and a dozen at 08:00. Couldn't find the
GLAUCOUS GULL among the gulls on the water. Quite a
contrast with last weekend when the dock was crowded
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake County
There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.