Palm Warbler, "Al" and Others - So Coast
- Sun, 4 Jan 2008 -- Geoff Heinecken w/ Karen Havlena ID'd a PALM WARBLER
just NE of the Garcia River bridge. I got the Palm in my scope, and in the excitement
of seeing a very, close-up view, it got scared off as Cheryl Watson and Jim Havlena
tried to get those good looks!
The four of us also got to watch about 15 RED CROSSBILLS pry open pine cones
on Stonboro Rd near Duxbury Rd. This area is also a short distance north of the
Garcia River in "south" Manchester.
At Point Arena cove, we all got saw that "Al" the LAYSAN ALBATROSS has
returned (after a short absense) to the north side of the harbor.
On my drive home, I saw the pair of HOODED MERGANSERS at the Ledford
House pond, SW of the Albion River bridge near Hwy 1.
We tried for, but missed, the BLACK & WHITE WARBLER on S Windy Hollow
Rd by Hathaway Creek. Also, the two EURASIAN WIGEONS were not at
the large puddle NE of the Garcia River bridge this morning.
Karen A Havlena
Fort Bragg, CA
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