south MEN coast report
- Belated 22-25 November 2007 - Irish Beach to Point Arena highlights.
Black Scoter - female - directly below Irish Beach housing -
sometimes with Surf Scoters
White-winged Scoter - 4 on Hunter's Lagoon, 1 at Pt. Arena
Cove near the pier, several along the coastline
Ferruginous Hawks - 3 to 4 - various places along Hwy 1 -
one very cooperative bird (for photos) was seen several times on the
power poles just north of Manchester ....about three poles north of
Peregrine Falcon - atop the pyramid-shaped rock island that
is in the NW view from the CalTrans overlook by Mallo Pass Creek
...just north of Irish Beach
Black-crowned Night Heron - 20 - 25 birds along Garcia River
just west of the end of the Miner Hole Road
Of note: I did not see any swans on the Garcia River flats
...and "Al" the Laysan Albatross had NOT shown up yet at the Pt.
Arena Cove... and I did not see any Eurasian Collared-Doves along
Duxbury Ln. (many times near the Thompson residence).
Good birding...Bob Keiffer.
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how
the strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have
done better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the
arena." Theodore Roosevelt
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