- On Sunday, June 5, I went to Hearst for a Emandal Chorale event. When I
got there Tam told me that a chorus member had found a dead bird near
the building. She asked me to identify it. It is a very distinctive
bird, and one that I had never seen locally before, so I froze it for
the day in her freezer and then brought it home. Consultation with
field guides indicated ovenbird to me. Chuck Vaughn confirmed that
today. He said it's the third county record. The bird had been dead one
or two days. It looks like it flew into a window or somehow experienced
an impact to its head.
I gave it to Chuck, who will take it to Hopland for Bob Keiffer to
My hawklet has fledged, though as of this morning she was still
spending time at the nest. Tomorrow's UDJ should have a story on Jon
Klein, with photos, and my final hawk diary will be in the following
Friday's paper, I think. I'll also post here when finished.
Have seen numerous fledged young 'uns in the last weeks. Jon Klein
reports that the two young golden eagles have fledged.
Peregrine Audubon Society