- Mon, 28 Jun 2010 -- Last night Dan Nelson posted to the N.Calif.Birdbox a
report of an INDIGO BUNTING in Mendocino County. He first heard it on June
15 and saw it on a later date. This morning Jerry White found the bird
again, and it is apparently on territory and likely to stick around.
The location is just off Route 101 in southern Mendocino County about
2-3 miles north of the Sonoma border. Take the Cummiskey (sp?) Station Road
exit, turn west and head south parallel to the freeway and the Russian
River. The road ends shortly at a circular parking lot near a current
monitoring station. The Indigo Bunting has been frequenting the dry
south-facing hillside between the parking lot and the river.
George Chaniot for Jerry White
- Tue Jun 29, 2010--Chuck Vaughn, Karen Havlena, and myself found the previously posted INDIGO BUNTING this morning at approx. 10:00AM. It's location was on the road about 60 to 70 yards from the parking lot. There was a small turnout and a river transfer bucket just next to the area. The Bunting was mostly above the road in the Oaks and Poison Oak.
I've posted one picture. It looks to be still molting.