So Coast MEN County 9/7/08 - BGGN
- Sun, 7 Sept, 2008 -- Scarse on the MEN coast was a Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher. Am Dipper & Willow Flycatcher were the other best
birds we could find this day. PG&E held a planned power outage,
so Jim and I went birding at Miner Hole Rd, Windy Hollow Rd,
Garcia River & Mountain View Rd.
Hoping to find Sooty Grouse, we drove from Hwy 1, back and forth
just after dawn, along Mountain View Rd. The Dipper was seen at
the bridge over Rancheria Creek. (It was on the same rock that I
got my MEN County Dipper 5 or 6 years ago). Alas, we did not
see a Sooty Grouse.
The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was along Miner Hole Rd. (Apparently,
the BGGN is only seen about once a year, or less, on the MEN
The Willow Flycatcher was at the Garcia R. beyond the west end
of Miner Hole Rd. Otherwise, only saw the usual migrants could
be located in this area.
We walked the Garcia River in the Windy Hollow Rd area, but
nothing out of the ordinary was seen here, either. The high
pressure was just beginning to give way, with some patchy fog.
So, I wish we could have done this trip in a few days from today.
Oh well-- next time.
Ten Mile area
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