Sun, 30 Nov 2008 -- Jim and I stayed in Point Arena last night to
bird the south MEN county, concentrating on several areas, such
as Mountain View Rd, Garcia River flats, Brush and Alder Creeks,
and Lk Davis near Alder Creek.
Two ROSS'S GEESE were with a small group of SNOW GEESE
on Brush Creek. We saw no swans in the area, as yet. We also
missed "Al" at Point Arena cove. We looked for Burrowing Owl
at Lk Davis, but had now luck. Most of our time was spent driving
and walking up and down Mountain View Rd, between mm 6.00
and 10.00, then 15 miles of Fish Rock Rd in another fruitless attempt
at seeing a Sooty Grouse - boo hoo.
Checking for raptors along Hwy 1, there were 3 FERRUGINOUS
HAWKS south of Elk.
Wed, 26 November '08 -- A pair of HOODED MERGANSERS
were on the large, manmade pond on Old River Rd, about a mile
south of Talmage.
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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