Lake Co. 10/2
- Hi all,
Went up to Lake Co. today since I am still well on the wrong side of 200 for
the county. I also saw the Brown Pelican today at the small vacant lot near
the west end of Lakeshore Blvd in Nice. It is tough to follow Lakeshore Blvd but
look for the small lot with a tiny little building and a dilapidated old
pier. At 11/27 the Brown Pelican was suddenly present very close to shore and
eventually swam under the pier. I don't know if it was hiding to close to see or
if it flew in. A Glaucous-winged Gull fly-by was also a county tick.
At mile 22.30 on Hwy 20 there was a single male Tricolored Blackbird (not a
tick) and a cowbird (tick), amongst Brewers and Red-wings.
On the way back south I decided to check Detert Res. east of Middletown. Lots
of birds, nothing rare, but an Osprey, 15 Hooded Mergansers in the shallow
end, 750 Ring-necked Ducks, Gadwall, N. Pintail and Green-winged Teal.
A nice Ferruginous Hawk was a nice tick on Butts Canyon Rd. just east of Hwy
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