- I was on the coast for a couple of days recently and saw a few
things of interest to me. On July 8 there was a TUFTED PUFFIN on the water
north of the Mendocino Headlands and a RHINOCEROS AUKLET with a horn pretty
close to shore in the same area. On July 9 there was a MARBLED MURRELET
just south of Laguna Point, and three MARBLED GODWITS flew north across the
point. On July 9 there was a male PURPLE MARTIN at the parking area for
Caspar Cemetery landing on the dead tree with an Osprey nest just to the
east of the road.
In Potter Valley LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCHES continue to come to my
feeders daily, and I have been seeing a few at other locations around the
valley where I have never seen them before. They are quite the phenomenon
in Potter Valley this summer. I see that they are being reported in
Humboldt and Del Norte counties too.
Potter Valley, MEN, CA