Luck with W Kingbirds and 37 Black Oystercatchers
- Thur, 2 June 2011 -- George & Jan Chaniot were a great help to me
today on covering most of my small sections from Hardy Creek down
to Abalobadiah Creek (tomorrow I will do Seaside Creek). We had
37 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS and 7 nests! There are likely many
more BLOY to be found by Adam Hutchins & Alison Cebula in other
area along Hwy 1 north of Ten Mile River. We even got to witness an
intruder BLOY get chased all over the area by a pair with a nest at
Abalobadiah. Are you reading this, Joleen?
Also, we saw 4 WESTERN KINGBIRDS, 2 at Pacific Star Winery
and 2 at the old townsite of Newport. With last year's high coastal
count of WEKI and 4 today, we need to watch for more of them --
they could be increasing their range to the coast and may become
It did not rain at all, so we had a very enjoyable day.
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, California
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