Stilt Sandpiper and Black-necked Stilts
- Fri Sep 9, 2011--The STILT SANDPIPER made it into it's 3rd day. I was able to see it this morning in the same location as previous observers. I hear it was 108 degrees in Ukiah. I hope it likes the heat. Out along the north shore of the north pond were 7 BLACK-NECKED STILTS (Stilts--it sound's like a theme). They were seen later flying north along the river. May not have stayed because of too much water at the waste treatment plant.
Got out of Ukiah as soon as possible and headed for foggy Virgin Creek Beach. Best bird there was a first year RED KNOT which might be the same bird others have seen recently.