Franklin's Gull, probable Red-throated Pipit, Bewick's Wren
- Hello all,
Today, 9/25, I spent the morning at Ten Mile Beach trying to get some video
clips of Snowy Plovers. I did see 41 of them, but they weren't doing much
until the fog came in. Then they started feeding!
Other birds of interest included a first year Franklin's Gull that flew
south with a small flock of California Gulls, a small flock of about 6
American Pipits (my first of the year) and a single, probable, Red-throated
Pipit. This last bird was by itself just south of where Fen Creek crosses
the old haul road. I heard it well, but my views were fleeting. It gave the
single sharp "Peeent" call that I associate with the Red-throated and in one
view of it flying by it appeared to have a pinkish red head. I'll say I was
85% sure of the identification.
And day before yesterday 9/23 I had a single Bewick's Wren in our yard on
the Little River Headlands. That was the first for your yard. I don't see
many of them on the coast here.
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