Probable Common Moorhen at Caspar Pond
- Saturday 3 November 2012 - While I was looking over the Coots,
Ring-Necked Ducks, and Pied-Billed Grebe on the Caspar Pond, a smaller
rail-like bird briefly swan out of the vegetation on the far shore,
close to the buoy, then disappeared back into the dense greenery. I had
a pretty good if brief view of it through 12x bins and am 90% sure it
was a juvenile Common Moorhen. I got the scope out and waited, but of
course it never re-appeared.
At Van Damme there was a lone Brant preening in the kelp.
We looked for the Larkspurs but no luck.