Amer Bittern, Shorebirds, Tri-colors & Cal Towhee
Thurs, 19 June 2008 -- In the past few days, I have seen several interesting
sightings on the coast. Monday, 6/16, a Long-billed Dowitcher was near the
Ten Mile Rvr bridge. Today, 6/19, I saw an American Bittern at Lk Cleone.
I would not have seen it, but it lifted up and moved a few feet at the edge of
the large, area of reeds at the east end of the lake. Also 6/19, I had a Willit,
still in alternate plumage, on Ten Mile beach. (There are NO Snowy Plovers
on the the beaches of MacKerricher SP at present).
I have been searching (and seeing) for some Tri-colored Blackbirds. Today,
6/19, I finally was able to observe a closed area near where I live. There were
at least 3 adult males, and one juvenile with a presumed female TCBL. Details
will be provided to George Chaniot for his survey.
And lastly, the California Towhee at Ocean Meadows/Ten Mile area, is still
here. He stopped singing about ten days ago. Now, he gives his "chink"
call all day long. He is lonely!
Ten Mile area
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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