Mendocino Coastal trip and a report from Clear Lake
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From: Jerry White
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:34 AM
Subject: Coastal trip
September 10th, llth and 12th 2012
Spent Monday Tuesday and Wednesday birding the Mendocino Coast. Nothing real exciting. On Monday there was a Gray Fox on Mt View Rd but no Grouse. Saw a flock of Mt Quail also. At Pt Arena headlands south of the lighthouse had a flyover Long-billed Curlew. On Tuesday at Usal (Chuck arrived a little bit later) there was a Nashville Warbler and a Clay-colored Sparrow.The Bonaparte's Gulls flock we saw fly by were a first on the list I keep for Usal(now at 160 species). Chuck and I later saw a Pacific-Golden Plover at Virgin Creek Beach.
On Wednesday there were 2 Marbled Godwits on the beach at Chadbourne Gulch (interesting because of location) and 2 Clay-colored Sparrows at the Westport Headlands(a personal first for that location). Pleasant enough trip with in general very good weather.
John Sterling just called from a boat on Clear Lake where he found a juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER. Jerry White
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