Albion & South coast, 3/7 - 3/12
- Monday, March 7 - near west end of Middle Ridge, Albion - Two Ospreys
circled each other for a while, calling almost continuously. A very
dark Buteo, undoubtedly a Red-Tailed hawk, flew past them heading north;
and eventually the Ospreys also headed north.
Wednesday, March 9 - near west end of Middle Ridge, Albion - A Peregrine
Falcon flew over us, headed east.
Thursday, March 10 - near west end of Middle Ridge, Albion - A Peregrine
Falcon (possibly same bird as yesterday) hunted some Passerines off to
Saturday, March 11 - Birded from Navarro River to Point Arena with
out-of-town friends. Several Common Goldeneye were the most interesting
birds in the Navarro River just north of the bridge; one male did a
partial display (turned his head back, but did not get up and dance).
Two Peregrine Falcons circled high overhead, above Navarro Ridge; they
were significantly different in size, possibly a male-female pair. Down
the coast we were unable to find any Ferruginous Hawks, Tundra Swans,
Red Crossbills, or Laysan Albatross. (Our friends had fun anyway.) We
did hear a Red-Breasted Nuthatch.
Tim on Middle Ridge, Albion