Snowy Plover - Ten Mile Bch Survey
- Tues, 13 July 2010 -- This morning, I saw my first SNOWY PLOVER of
the season standing right by a pole holding the symbolic fence north of
Ward Ave on Ten Mile beach. Shorebird numbers have increased quite
a bit since last week. (Last Thursday, 7/8, Jim saw a MARBLED GODWIT
at Inglenook Ck, but it has moved on).
Other birds that I had: 2 Peregrine Falcons, 27 Whimbrels, 12 Sanderlings,
79 Western Sandpipers, 7 Least Sandpipers, 1 Caspian Tern, 5 Killdeer
(3 were chicks), 3 Ospreys, 53 Heermann's Gulls, 24 Western Gulls, and
18 California Gulls.
The Snowy Plovers should build well into the teens and twenties in
August and September.
North of Fort Bragg, CA
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