Ukiah Hooded Oriole Check
- Wed, 27 Apr 2005 -- This morning I searched some of the _Washingtonia_ fan
palms in Ukiah for HOODED ORIOLES while scouting for an upcoming Big Day.
I found a number of orioles:
Pomo Circle (the bend in Pomo Drive): one yellow, 1st-summer male
singing at mid level in the palm. Chased off another oriole sp.
501 Sherry Drive: none seen in 16 minutes. Workman claims they have
512 Empire Drive: 1 bright orange, adult male singing in the
hanging fronds. Over 15 minutes this bird ranged about a block to the NE
398 Empire Drive: 1 bright orange, adult male sitting on wires near
the palm. Possibly the same bird as above.
Some other sightings, mostly of Big Day interest:
Coyote Dam: Rock Wren singing at marker 10 on dam. Greater
White-fronted Goose still hanging out with two Greylags near boat launch.
Pomo A: small group of Greater Scaup with one Lesser Scaup.
Possible Cackling Goose at Miti Camp scoped across the water. Clark's
Potter Valley: American Dipper at Old Bridge: 08:30, no; 12:45,
yes. Swainson's Thrush singing between the bridges (earliest record ever).
2 Lewis's Woodpeckers in dead tree north of Burris Lane. Tricolored
Blackbirds in vineyard at end of Burris.
Potter Valley, MEN, CA