A few birds here and there
- Sightings last weekend in Mendocino County:
ROSS'S GOOSE AND BRANT: One of each still at Caspar on
GLAUCOUS GULL: What looked like a 2nd-cycle immature
was on the jetty at Fort Bragg on 19 March, but I saw
it only briefly from a whale tour boat and am not
certain of its identity. Couldn't relocate it or
anything resembling it later in the day at the end of
Ocean View Drive.
Recent sightings in Lake County:
CANVASBACK and GREATER SCAUP: One male of each still
at Hidden Valley Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant on 24
COMMON LOON: Two in Clearlake Park on 22 March.
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL: Two first-cycle immatures at
Clearlake on 22 March (plus a half dozen or so
HORNED GREBE: Four (identified from photos) a few
miles south of Lucerne on 13 March.
WOOD DUCK: 10 at Detert Reservoir on 6 March, the only
time I've seen them there (in the past 6 months).
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake County