11/11 Long-tailed & Harlequin Ducks - Pudding Ck, Ft Bragg
- Tues, 11 Nov 2008 - Dorothy "Toby" Tobkin called to say that she
saw a LONG-TAILED DUCK and a HARLEQUIN DUCK in the ocean
just off Pudding Creek. The LTDU was far out, so she could not tell
the gender, but the HADU was a male.
One will need a spotting scope to bird here. Park just north of the
Pudding Creek bridge in the public parking lot between the Surf &
Sand and Beachcomber motels, then walk out to the bluffs.
11 Nov at Ocean Meadows, a/the N Mockingbird was in the yard,
and that Cooper's Hawk just won't go away.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 - Near dusk, I drove east on Pudding Ck Rd and
then north on Bald Hill Rd, hoping for Burrowing Owl in the darkening
skies - still no luck. There were about 20 Gtr White-fronted Geese and
hundreds of Canada's mixed with some Cackling (minima & Aleutian)
For Toby Tobkin
& Karen A. Havlena
Fort Bragg, CA
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