Golden-Plover at the Mesa
- Wed, 16 Oct 2002 -- At 1:00 today there was a GOLDEN-PLOVER on the mud west
of the Mesa at Lake Mendocino. The best view was from the end of the mesa
near the pipe. I'm not certain of the species, but I would guess Pacific.
The light was a little too harsh to be sure, but it definitely was a
Golden-Plover (dark rump, light axillaries, smaller and slimmer than the 6
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS that it was with). Maybe someone with one of those
new-fangled zoom lenses could pull it in for the ID.
Also of interest in the north end of the lake were 4 BLUE-WINGED
TEAL, 6 GADWALLS, 3 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 5 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and 1
Potter Valley, MEN, CA