Continuing Red Knot at Fort Bragg
- Saturday, July 23, 2005. The Red Knot was still present at Fort Bragg on Friday. It tends to stay on the beach about 75 yards north of the mouth of Virgin Creek. A group of eleven Harlequin Ducks are regularly seen on a wash rock just offshore from that location. Other birds in that area include Least and Western Sandpipers, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Whimbrels, Short-billed Dowitcher, Surfbirds, Black and Ruddy Turnstones, Heermann's Gulls. Red-necked Phalaropes have been appearing in coves and on Ten Mile River. Cassin's Auklets have been seen close to shore from the headlands, a Tufted Puffin was in the water just east of the gull rookery (the island still covered with vegetation) at the northwestern parking lot on Heeser Drive in Mendocino.
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