- Vishnu viewed in very transparent air from the north end of the dam at Lake
Mendocino Tuesday afternoon 5 male Common Goldeneye and an un-numbered flock
of very handsome male and female Common Mergansers. An adult bald eagle
perched for awhile in a tree on the island/peninsular just east of the dam.
In the non-avian arena and vying with the birds for my interest was a water
skier crossing the wake doing huge flying leaps; once completing a 360* turn
in the air and another time a vertical flip.
Also a Corps Ranger reported that the dam would be opened to birders (and
other pedestrians) as soon as they receive clearance from the United States
Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.