Ten Mile and Virgin Creek 8/19-21/08
- Thurs, 21 Aug '08 - Ten Mile beach: I saw 5 Baird's Sandpipers at three
far apart locations from Inglenook Creek to just north of the Ward Ave.
ramp. One of the birds appeared to be an adult, with the other 4 in fresh
juvenile plumage. Two of the juvs. were seen by me on Tues, 19 Aug.
near Inglenook Ck.
Also, I had 5 Marbled Godwits on the 19th near Ward Ave.
At Virgin Creek, both Wed & Thurs, 20-21 Aug, a sub-adult Green Heron
has been feeding right out in the open by the edge of the creek, west of
the Haul Rd bridge. I saw it on 8/20 and Toby Tobkin also had it on 8/21.
Surfbirds, Black Turnstones, Blk-bellied & Semi-palm Plovers on the
beaches. Several people (except me) have seen Ruddy Turnstones, too.
Karen A. Havlena
Ten Mile area
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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