We took our first drive up Etsel Ridge Road Thursday. We got off to a
late start, so we missed a few target species. . . but, we will return!
We only encountered four other vehicles the entire time (so, mid-week
trips are good, if you can take the time).
Highlights included watching a family of 4 MOUNTAIN QUAIL as they
crossed the road. This was 10:50 AM, 4.7 miles up M1 from the Eel
River Campground, still outside the National Forest.
We also saw a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, 28.5 miles from the Eel R.
Cpgd. The road got quite rocky there, so we headed back north.
Also, in a spruce grove near Grizzly Flat, we saw HAMMOND'S
FLYCATCHER, lots of MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES, NASHVILLE &
HERMIT WARBLERS, and many Red-breasted Nuthatches and
Thanks to Toby, Art and George for their help.
---- Karen & Jim Havlena
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