Point Arena Cove
- Combining some volunteer driving of a CRC client to the Point Arena clinic
with some birding, I spent ~30 minutes at Arena Cove this morning. There
were 5 Red-necked Phalaropes, juveniles and adults, surface feeding in the
foam near the shore on the right side of the pier. Several Black Turnstones
were inspecting the bull kelp that had washed ashore recently nearby. There
were also 2 Wandering Tattlers, many juvenile and adult Western Gulls, a
juvenile and adult Heermanns Gull and 2 Black Oystercatchers on the shore.
Perched in the snag above was a watchful Osprey.
Good Birding - Rich
WindandSea at The Sea Ranch
N 38°45'02" W 123° 31'27"
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There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.