- Tuesday - 20 July 2004 - This morning at around 9:00 AM Chuck Vaughn, while
working with the Lyme Disease Research mist-netting group, mist netted an
adult Red-eyed Vireo on the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center. Chuck
was kind enough to call me on the Center radio and I was able to see the
bird also and release it.
We have no idea if it will hang around. This is Mendocino county's first
record for this long-overdue expected vagrant species. Bob Keiffer
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how the
strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have done
better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena."
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- Photos of the Red-eyed Vireo at the Hopland Research and Extension Center
on July 20th are available now on the Mendobirds website
and at the Peregrine Audubon Society website at
Thanks to Becky Eisen for taking the photos and Chuck Vaughn for
This is the first Mendocino County record.
- Greetings, Mendobirders
Last Saturday, 28 Aug 2004, I saw a RED-EYED VIREO shortly after
sunrise in some valley oaks along West Road near the Potter Valley
Cemetery. I heard some weak, Cassin's-like singing, and, as it was fall, I
decided to try to get a look. When I got it in the binoculars, I realized I
had an eyeline vireo and not an eyering vireo. It played hide and seek in
the upper branches, but I finally got an identifying look - red eye and
all. Then it flew off to the south over pastures, and I did not see it
again. I looked again Sunday and Monday, but no luck.
Potter Valley, MEN, CA