Mon, 27 Dec 2010 -- Today, I found some new birds for the So Coast CBC's
Count Week. New are PALM WARBLER, COM YELLOWTHROAT,
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK & FERRUGINOUS HAWK.
Other birds of note seen were: CATTLE EGRET, OSPREY, SANDHILL CRANE,
*LONG-BILLED CURLEW, RED CROSSBILL, PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER,
(62) TUNDRA SWAN, MERLIN & PEREGRINE FALCON.
I looked for, but missed: EURASIAN WIGEON, NASHVILLE WARBLER, SNOW
& ROSS' GEESE. I believe that only very, tall people can see the Eurasian
Wigeon! I could tell that there was water and some Amer Wigeon in the overflow
just north of the willows lining Miner Hole Rd. I looked twice, but could not
the Eurasian Wigeon.
I drove just north of the Garcia R. bridge and looked over the wet area on the
east side of the highway. *There I found the LONG-BILLED CURLEW that I
thought I had missed on the beach. The PALM WARBLER popped up right
next to the car!
Congrats to Kathy Parker for finding a few more MEN County birds to add to
her list. It was great to talk with her.
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, California
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