Hybrid N Flicker & Var. Geese on Ten Mile R.
- Wed-Fri, 10/13-15/2010 -- There is a vagrant, hybrid N. FLICKER in the Ocean
Meadows/Ten Mile Area. This female Flicker has mostly Yellow-shafted
characteristics, but she has a small, red diamond-shaped spot on the nape
and dijon mustard under-shafts and feathers. These vagrant hybrids hail
from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana or N Dakota, etc.
Today, 10/15, I saw a number of migrant geese around the Ten Mile R. bridge.
There were 2 (ALEUTIAN) CACKLING GEESE, 12(MINIMA) CACKLING
GEESE, and 14 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE. Also present were
several ducks, but the light was very bright on the water, so the species
remainded a mystery. A few DOWITCHERs fed on the south shore.
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Calif.
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