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Re: [Mendobirds] Scattered sightings of moderate interest

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  • Dan Airola
    Sorry forgot to sign previous message. P.S. If anyone has something good to suggest (recent Gray Jays?), feel free to call. I will be here a few more days.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 6, 2012
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      Sorry forgot to sign previous message.

      P.S. If anyone has something good to suggest (recent Gray Jays?), feel free to
      call. I will be here a few more days.
      Dan Airola
      916/494-1283
      d.airola@...




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      From: dan_airola <d.airola@...>
      To: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, April 6, 2012 4:18:05 PM
      Subject: [Mendobirds] Scattered sightings of moderate interest


      I've been birding mornings since Tuesday (4/3)between McKerricher S.P and Elk.
      I haven't seen anything outstanding, but here are a few notes of species of some
      interest to some perhaps:
      - Brant - One bird exited water at Whiteboro Cove, south of Albion on Hwy 1
      - Black-crowned Night Heron - Two roosting in early evening with Snowy Egret
      along Noyo River across from the main boat harbor
      - Black Scoter/Harlequin Duck - 4 scoters (1 Ad M, 1 Imm M, 2 F) still at usual
      spot at end of Ward Ave.
      - Caspian Terns - Two groups of 5 and 8 moving north past Mendocino Headlands on
      two different days.
      -Common Murre - Est 2,100 at Bird Rock (?)at Mendocino Headlands

      I dipped on the orioles at East Rose Cemetery and Nashville Warbler during two
      visits here. Many Rufous and Allen's Hummers at Banksia trees.

      I didn't try for the reported Bobolink. Has anyone else tried or seen it?

      Migrant action has been very slow, other than Orange-crowned and Wilson's
      Warblers. No other warblers, no migrant vireos, grosbeak, etc. I checked know
      Purple Martin nesting sites along Hwy 1 north of Mckerricher, Hwy 1 bridge over
      Noyo Harbor, and Greenwood Creek bridge.





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