Merlin, Harlequin Ducks & Wilson's Phalarope
- Tues, 1 July '08 - I saw a MERLIN of the 'suckleyi' race flying about 20 feet
west from, and above, the Haul Road at the north end of Ward Ave in
Cleone. (The previous day, I was fairly sure that a, or the same, Merlin
flew over the bluff at Ocean Meadows). At Ward Ave, I had easy, clear
views of the bird and noted the very, dark streaking on the breast and
narrow, dark tail. Any barring on the tail was not easily discerned.
Also, 1 July, '08 - Dave Bengston saw 3 eclipse-plumaged HARLEQUIN
DUCKS off Virgin Creek beach in N Fort Bragg. I called Toby, and she
said that she had seen one HADU in eclipse plumage there.
2 July, '08 - I saw a Wilson's Phalarope and 3 Western Sandpipers at
Caspar Creek mouth.
also - Dave Bengston
Fort Bragg coastal area, CA
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