Weekend Coastal Report
- Greetings All,
This past weekend (9/27-9/28) Stan Snyder, Larry Siemens, and I along
with a group of birders worked the Mendo coast. Highlight of the
weekend were great views by all of the RED-THROATED PIPIT found by Jerry
White on Sat. We saw the bird both on Sat and Sun (at 0800 and 1500).
Other highlights were a TENNESSE WARBLER at Glass Beach on Sat morning.
The TEWA was in the willows about 100 ft north of the lone cypress
tree. At Virgin Creek Beach also on Sat morning was a RED KNOT, a
PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER,a PECTORAL SANDPIPER, an early MEW GULL, and 10
SNOWY PLOVERS. In the conifers on the walk down to Virgin Creek Beach
was a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
On Sun morning we had a MERLIN and another PECTORAL SANDPIPER at
Hunters Lagoon. On Sun afternoon the golden-plover continued at Virgin
Creek Beach. At Ward Ave were four BLACK SCOTERS. And late Sun
afternoon at Laguna Point we had a shockingly close flyby of a SOUTH
- Matthew Matthiessen