Tue Sep 15, 2009--"Toby", Carolyn Kinet, and I did some north coast birding today. The morning was too nice so our expectations for eastern vagrants were not high. Our expectations were met. We did see some good birds. At Chadbourne Gulch we had a Pectoral Sandpiper, at least 3 MacGillivray's Warblers, and 2 Cassin's Vireos. There were many of the normal migrants also. The eastern trail has been cleaned-up somewhat. It looks like the trashy area at the entrance has been bull-dozed.
We had a Lark Sparrow at the Westport STP and 2 Marbled Murrelets at the Vista Point north of Westport-Union Landing State Beach.
We stopped at Lake Cleone but could not find the Common Moorhen or the Summer Tanager, but we didn't spent much time looking.