08/07/08 Harlequin Ducks but No Rose-breasted Grosbeak
- Thur, 7 Aug '08 - Dorothy "Toby" Tobkin reports that 4 Harlequin Ducks
are north of Virgin Creek beach in MacKerricher SP. They are males
in eclipse plumage. Look just offshore from the bluff that separates
Virgin Creek beach from the next large beach to the north.
For Dorothy Tobkin,
Also, this morning I looked for the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak that
I found on Tues, 5 Aug '08, but could not refind it. It had probably just
landed at that location, almost under the "old" Ten Mile bridge. The
willows are fairly thick there, and as usual, I didn't have much time to
look for him.
There were 7 Snowy Plovers this morning on Ten Mile beach, all unbanded.
Six of them were behaving themselves (actually inside their enclosure),
north of Inglenook Creek mouth. The 7th was alone near Fen Creek mouth.
Karen A. Havlena
Ten Mile area
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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