Mendo Headlands Tufted Puffin
- We spent about 5 hours over the last three days scoping the islands off
the Mendo Headlands and enjoyed many views of the various sea birds.
However, this morning between 7 and 7:30 am in light fog and smoke we
were treated to good views of one of the Tufted Puffins flying and
briefly standing on the cliffs. We did not see it go to a burrow.
After flying around the area for several minutes it headad northwest in
a line out to sea around 7:25. It was just off-shore near the
northwest corner of the Mendo Headlands. We had the best view of the
sea bird colony by walking north from the northwest parking area on
Heeser. Thanks to Dave J. and Cheryl W. for previous reports.
Roger and Grete Adamson, Davis
- Hi Birders,
I was camped at the Kate Wolf music festival along Ten Mile Creek just
north of Laytonville. There were a few birders among the several
thousand gentle tie-dyed folks. The highlight for me was a Phainopepla
pair. It seems a bit west of their range in the Central Valley
foothills. 25 species all together, common stuff.
Grass Valley, CA