American Bittern in Mendocino County
- Yesterday at the east end of Hunter's Lagoon in Manchester State Park I found (heard only) an AMERICAN BITTERN.
It was first heard from the end of Barnegat Dr. To confirm I walked further east from that location.
Later on the walk out to the Garcia River overlook, I came upon the 3 PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS.
On the beach at the Garcia River there was a flock of 9 "Black" Brant with the gull flock. Other birds of interest were first of the year arrivals (for me) Allen's Hummingbird and Barn Swallow. Jerry White
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- Allen's Hummingbirds have been terrorizing my place since mid-February.
There was a big increase in numbers about 2 weeks ago. It's hardly safe
to go outside right now. Saturday one tried to drink from my shirt (red
patches in the plaid), then tried the (red fabric) wallet my wife was
holding, then tried the (orange) AWD letters on the side of my van.
Last Wednesday (March 17) there were Tree Swallows at MCBG, and the
Sunday before that (March 14) we saw Violet-Green Swallows (ID by Toby)
during the Van Damme birdwalk.
Middle Ridge, Albion
Jerry White wrote:
> Other birds of interest were first of the year arrivals (for me) Allen's Hummingbird and Barn Swallow. Jerry White