Date: 9/6/17 10:07 pm
From: <enhunn323...> [northbaybirds] <northbaybirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [NBB] Possible Yellow Billed Cuckoo Owl Canyon Sonoma County Bodega bay
Mark and NiBBers,

I heard the same call at the top of Owl Canyon about 1 PM today and had the same thought, cuckoo, but there was no repeat so I figured it was my imagination.

Otherwise it was a rather slow but pleasant day around Bodega Bay. I started out at Pinnacle Gulch (accessible from the South Harbour development) where the highlight was an early soot-type Fox Sparrow and what seemed to me to be a very small immature or female hummer, possibly a Calliope. At the Stallcup Overlook in the Doran Regional Park there were two (maybe five, according to another observer) Red Knots and two juvenile Ruddy Turnstones. A single Warbling Vireo was at Hole-in-the-Head and two empidonaces were up Owl Canyon, one a rather colorful "Western Flycatcher" and the other I judged to be a Hammond's, small, rather dark grayish, with a teardrop eye-ring and a darkish gray vest, and a small, narrow, dark bill, but silent. Otherwise just a few Yellow and Wilson's Warblers here and there.

Gene Hunn

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From: "Mark Stephenson <markstephenson4106...> [northbaybirds]" <northbaybirds-noreply...>
To: "Yahoogroups" <northbaybirds...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:31:59 PM
Subject: [NBB] Possible Yellow Billed Cuckoo Owl Canyon Sonoma County Bodega bay

Today Lucas and I Heard what we thought was the start of a yellow billed Cuckoo Ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca call. It repeated several times relatively loudly and then grew softer with only two or three cacaca. It was hunkered down in the willows at the top of the canyon and moved around but we could never locate it. We couldn't think of any bird that would make this call. We may have Recordings from Brook o' Connor. Hopefully someone can stop by tomorrow and have better luck than we can locating the bird.

Cheers and Happy Birding
Mark & Lucas Stephenson
Napa, CA

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