Ton of Black Phoebes?
- Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011
There seems to be a Black Phoebe irruption at Mendocino Coast Botanic Gardens. On the monthly Beginning Birder walk on Saturday, Oct. 1, we saw and heard Black Phoebes everywhere, from the tops of the dead Redwoods to low-lying coastal bluffs to distant fence posts and all areas in between. My estimate (no official count) was about 12 birds in a 2 + hour walk. The usual count on a bird walk is 3 - 4.
Inglenook, north of Fort Bragg.