- Noteworthy birds seen today (1 April) include:
HORNED GREBE: six in splendid alternate plumage
lingering at Glenhaven.
PIED-BILLED GREBE: brood of three downy chicks (one
jumped off nest and joined the others; one fed a fish
by an adult) at Clearlake Oaks.
TUFTED DUCK: two males with long tufts (photographed
together!) lingering with several thousand SCAUP at
CINNAMON TEAL: four pairs at Robinson Lake.
BALD EAGLE: an immature at High Valley.
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL: two immatures lingering at
CASPIAN TERN: two at Lucerne, three at Robinson Lake.
YELLOW-BILLED MAGPIE: two at High Valley.
Yesterday (31 March) a COMMON LOON was at Detert
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake County
There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.