Brewer's Sparrow Not Seen 5/27/07
- Sunday morning, Jerry White, Jim and myself searched valiantly for
Matthew's Brewer Sparrow, but we had no luck with it. We visited
the east end of the boardwalk at Lk Cleone more than once, walked
the outer edge of MacKerricher SP along Hwy 1, and then hiked up
and down Ten Mile beach. Karen started at Ward Ave going north,
while Jerry and Jim came down from the Ten Mile River. We looked
all over the dunes.
There were a few phalaropes on the east side of Ten Mile bridge.
Jerry thought that two of them were very likely Wilson's Phalaropes.
They were whiter than the others, Jim said, but they did not have
scopes. Jerry was pretty sure of the differences, saying that they
had a different feeding pattern.
After coming home, Jim and I went back to the river with our scopes,
but only one Red-necked Phalarope remained.
I (Karen) saw a single sandpiper on the southwest bank that was
very likely an adult Baird's Sandpiper. The wing extension was quite
long behind the tail tip, and it had light brown, streaky neck and upper
breast. There was no rufous at all, and the scapulars and coverts
were a dull brown with black centers. There were no white streaks at
the sides of the mantle like Least, and the legs appeared to be dark.
It disappeared when I moved the scope slightly, so Jim did not see it,
and I did not see where it flew.
North of Fort Bragg
Be a better Heartthrob. Get better relationship answers from someone who knows.
Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]