Date: 12/6/17 8:21 pm From: Tim Bray <tbray...> [Mendobirds] <Mendobirds-noreply...> Subject: [Mendobirds] Ancient Murrelets and Rock Sandpiper
6 December 2017 - Chris Lamoreaux called me (amazing, for those whoÂ know him) to report seeing numerous Ancient Murrelets very close to shore at the Mendocino Headlands.Â He also saw others close in at Ward Avenue, with a possible Marbled Murrelet as well.
The last time I remember seeing that was late November 2014, when the "wreck" of Cassin's Auklets was getting under way.Â It may be a harbinger of poor offshore ocean conditions, or just a side-effect of the high pressure and balmy weather..
Also at Ward Avenue beach, Chris found a Rock Sandpiper and got very close scope views.
-- Cheers, Tim Ecology Hour Oak & Thorn Facebook: Oak and Thorn