Virgin Creek Beach 10/20/10
- Wed, 20 Oct 2010 -- Mid-afternoon, I did an SOS survey of Virgin Creek
beach. MEW GULLS were first of season birds for me today. A handsome,
male HARLEQUIN DUCK was on the long, low rock at the north end of the
main beach. A MERLIN zoomed about. Probably the same PACIFIC
GOLDEN-PLOVER seen by Charlene and Becky was still around. Other
shorebirds included DUNLIN, WILLET, Long & Short-billed DOWITCHERS,
SANDERLINGS, BLACK TURNSTONES, BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, SURFBIRDS and KILLDEER were spread
out along the beach. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW and a WHITE-TAILED KITE
were on the bluffs.
Fort Bragg, MEN, California
PS: Congratulations to George for hearing the GREATER ROADRUNNER in
Potter Valley - persistence paid off for him!
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