- Greetings Mendo and Lake birders- This am at about 815 I watched a pair
(m,f) of American Avocets land on the N pond at the USTP. The birds were
on the W side of the pond where there is lots of exposed mud, and were
conspicuous even among the large clumps of sedge and amaranth. Although
the birds were initially quite flighty, and made even more nervous by the
pair of nesting Red-shouldered Hawks out there, they were feeding and
preening when I left at 845.
Chuck and Barbara Vaughn
1550 Deerwood Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482
- Sat, 26 May 2001 -- The AMERICAN AVOCETS that Chuck Vaughn found this
morning at the Ukiah Sewage Treatment Plant were still there at 10:30 in
the same place on the north pond.
Matthew Matthiessen reports from the coast today a TUFTED PUFFIN
in the water at the Mendocino headlands and several groups of early
HEERMANN'S GULLS, 6 at Ward Avenue and 5 at Virgin Creek Beach. -- George