- My Dad, Uncle and I went birding at the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant today.
Shorebirds were limited to 9 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER and some
KIlLDEER, all at the west end of the northern pond. On the duck pond were
several hundred eclipse Mallards, 2 WOOD DUCKS (1F, 1M in eclipse), 1
CINNAMON TEAL (M in eclipse), and 1 LESSER SCAUP (M, going into eclipse).
Interesting Passerines included 2 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS and 1 SWAINSON'S
THRUSH singing from the river, and a pair of LAZULI BUNTINGS along the north
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- Hello Mendobirders,
Just a brief report on the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant for midday Sunday
8/10. There were 4 species of swallows flying; Violet-green, Tree, Northern
Rough-legged and Barn. One Dowitcher (sp), one Greater Yellow Legs and one
Lesser and at least 2 Green-backed Herons were observed. There were more
Kildeer than the law allows but also one Red-necked Phalarope swimming,
while not often in circles none the less quite frenetically, in the eastern
part of the southern most pond. The water in the southern pond is now at a
very high lake-like level and the northern pond is dry and had NO activity.
Most sightings were from the middle pond.