- This morning at around 10:30 AM I found an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Redbud Park in Clearlake. The bird did a pretty good job of hiding amongst the estimated 1000 gulls that were on the floats, the piers, and in the water. There was at least one adult Western Gull and several Thayer's Gulls with the flock. Oddly there were no Glaucous-winged Gulls here or on the Walmart Roof (another 800 bird estimated). Also oddly there were no gulls at all at the Clearlake Landfill.
Later, in High Valley, I found (as predicted by Frances Oliver) a male EURASIAN WIGEON with the American Wigeon flock. In addition there was a flyover Golden Eagle, but I did not find the shrike. Jerry White
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There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.