USTP American Bittern and Horned Larks
- Sunday 28 October 2007
This morning George Chaniot, Geoff Heinecken, and I refound the
AMERICAN BITTERN reported by Chuck Vaughn last Friday at the Ukiah
Sewage Treatment Plant. The bird was hunting along the south edge of
the south pond, keeping a respectable distance as we walked east until
it was nearly "cornered". It then flew across the pond, stayed there
awhile, then flew back in behind us to resume feeding.
On the dry north pond, a flock of seven HORNED LARKS fluttered in to
peck around in the dirt and were joined by eight or so AMERICAN
PIPITS. The flock was moving between the north pond and the
corporation yard over the north fence.
Other highlights were a late male WESTERN TANAGER and four WHITE-TAILED