Thayer's Gull, Greater White-fronted Geese
- Birders: Gary File and I birded the Goose Lake are of Kern County,
this morning and found an adult-plumage THAYER'S GULL, 4 GREATER WHITE-
FRONTED GEESE, 7 SNOW GEESE, and 2 MERLINS. We also observed at least
50 WHITE PELICANS. To the north of Kern County in southern Tulare
County, we had a single MOUNTAIN PLOVER. This lone bird was in the
same area where hundreds have been reported recently, near the
intersection of Ave. 24 and Road 80. As we were driving east on Ave.
24, we saw a flight of 40+ SANDHILL CRANES.