Sandhill Crane - 11/23
- This afternoon Gary and Judy Maddox and I saw the SANDHILL CRANE at
Garcia Flats at about 1515. The bird was along the fenceline midway out
in the field northwest of the Hwy 1 pullout. We searched without
success for the Rough-legged Hawks reported from there earlier in the
We then did some scoping from the bluffs just south of the Point Arena
lighthouse. There were dozens of NORTHERN FULMARS far out from shore.
I also got an extended look at a FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL fairly close
to shore flying north.
At the Point Arena Harbor at 1630 "Al" the LAYSAN ALBATROSS was sitting
on the water a couple hundred yards out from the end of the pier.
- Matthew Matthiessen
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