Long-tailed Duck et al.
- Sat, 30 Dec 2006 -- Bob Keiffer, Cheryl Watson, and Geoff Heinecken found a
winter female LONG-TAILED DUCK at the mouth of Alder Creek today on the
Matthew Mattheissen, Chuck Vaughn, and I scoped to sea from the
Point Arena Lighthouse from 8:30-12:00 this morning, and among the
highlights were 5 MARBLED MURRELETS, 2 ANCIENT MURRELETS, a 1st winter
GLAUCOUS GULL, and an unseasonal PIGEON GUILLEMOT.
Later, looking from Hunters' Lagoon to Brush Creek, we saw a
BLACK-NECKED STILT, and a male EURASIAN WIGEON.
Finally, we went north to Laguna Point and found a ROCK SANDPIPER
off the point, proving that, yes, they _can_ be found at low tide.
Potter Valley, MEN, CA