Bullock's Oriole at MCBG; Loon migration
- Wednesday November 17, 2010 - The highlight of our birdwalk through the
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens this morning was a female Bullock's
Oriole feeding in the Banksia tree. Toby Tobkin found the bird but Art
Morley made the ID.
From the headlands, we watched a nearly continuous stream of Loons
flying south, low over the water. Most of them appeared to be Pacific
Loons, but Red-throated and Common were also present. Surf Scoters and
Common Murres are also passing by (the Murres somewhat farther offshore).
We tallied 47 species this morning.