Date: 8/12/17 3:05 pm
From: matt V. <fickity...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma County birds for Saturday… Bizarre!
Good afternoon I surveyed a bunch of locations in Yuma County

Mittry lake and Betty's kitchen area:

3 BLACK TERNS (juv) with 7 Forsters Terns

Mitigation area, across from the entrance to hidden Shores on the
California state line:

4 BLACK TERNS, one adult and 3 juv
A mysterious flock of shorebirds tried to land on the large water
impoundment, photos look like Wilson's phalarope. Once I edit, I will post
if the identification changes.
Black rail, Ridgway's Rail, least bittern

Dome valley feedlot

Swainsons hawk
Western Willet, semipalmated plover, spotted and Solitary Sandpiper and
lesser yellowlegs

And for the bizarre sighting of the day… One RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was
found in the irrigation canal on the northwest side of the feedlot! Photos
obtained, I still can't believe it…

Thank you,


Matt Victoria
Mesa del Sol
Yuma, AZ 85367

My photos can be seen here:

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