Miner Hole Road
- Tue, 13 Feb 2007 -- Dorothy Tobkin reports two BLUE-WINGED TEAL and several
EURASIAN WIGEONS in Hathaway Creek along Miner Hole Road. There were
thirteen species of waterfowl in that area including about 120 Tundra Swans
and a large group of CACKLING GEESE. At Arena Cove the LAYSAN ALBATROSS
was in its usual place at about 2:30 P.M.
- Greetings Mendobirders,
Today (Friday Feb. 16) we headed down the coast to Point Arena to see
Al, but he was not in evidence. We tried from about 10:00 - 10:30 and
again after lunch, but no luck. Then we went out Miner Hole Road and
though we did not quite know how to bird that area, we did see the
Ferruginous Hawks (4), a Harrier, and one beautiful Peregrine Falcon who
obligingly flew up close and soared around us for a few minutes. No
Tundra Swans - were they supposed to be in the meadow, or do you have to
wade the river to bird the other side near the mouth? I didn't have
waders. There were two sizeable flocks of Egrets, but they were too
distant for me to make a positive ID.
Great place for hawk-watching. One of the Ferruginous perched on the
ground for a while, just like the book says they do. Are the hills (on
the other side of the fence) off-limits?
Tim in Albion
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