Laguna Pt & Ward Ave - MacKerricher SP
- Sat, 6 December 2008 -- A BLACK SCOTER and a RED-NECKED
GREBE were off the north end of Ward Ave in Cleone. (Earlier in the
week, 8 Black Scoters were seen here by Toby Tobkin).
It was another calm, crystal clear day at Laguna Point, with almost
no swell on the ocean. There were two additional RED-NECKED
GREBES in the cove. After scoping a few minutes from the point's
observation deck, I spotted 5 small alcids at the edge of the kelp.
One was a MARBLED MURRELET. The others disappeared below
the surface. After 1/2 hour, I finally saw 5 small alcids again. One
was a/the MARBLED MURRELET, 3 were ANCIENT MURRELETS
(289 for the year), and 1 was a CASSIN'S AUKLET.
Karen A Havlena
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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