Tues May 3, 2005 - The Ukiah Sewage Treatment Ponds were quite productive this morning. The BLACK-NECKED STILTS reported Sunday by Jerry White have increased to three birds. The birds alternated between the northern and southern large ponds. Two of the birds stayed together at all times while the third bird never associated closely with the other two.
When I first arrived there was a solitary SOLITARY SANDPIPER on the northern large pond. Unfortunately this bird soon took off heading north and ultimately disappeared from sight climbing in altitued and still flying due north.
Also on the northern large pond was a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. The male and female BLUE-WINGED TEAL were also initially on the northern large pond but flew to the middle large pond.
Ukiah, MEN, CA