Sorry if I'm telling you something you already know but since you labeled it sp. I thought I'd let you know that in that area your weasel was a long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata, as there's only the one species. Really cool sighting!
On Tue, May 22, 2018, 7:59 PM <stevejisawesome...> wrote:
> Hello birders, > I visited several spots from Pescadero south to Wilder Ranch SP this > afternoon, failing to find any Black Swifts. But there were a few > highlights, as follows. > > Pescadero (south, free parking section) - 16 Surfbirds > > Pigeon Point - a flock of 100+ Band-tailed Pigeons on the telephone wires, > by far the largest flock I've ever seen. Probably the same bunch reported > there earlier this month. > > Just S of Ano Nuevo SP - 3 Purple Finches, and a White-throated Swift > making no attempt at all to imitate a Black Swift > > Wilder Ranch SB - Brant (at the mouth of the creek), and two Northern > Harriers, including an adult male. > > I also a weasel spp on the bluffs along the Old Cove trail. I was > watching a White-crowned Sparrow with a moth in its bill, and we both saw > the weasel cross the path into the shrubs near the Sparrow. It remained > perched high with the moth, looking around, for several minutes. It then > flew to perch atop a nearby shrub, near two prominently perched Song > Sparrows, and continued to look around with the moth in its bill. I guess > the WCSP did not want to visit the nest, while the weasel was around. > > cheers, > Steve Johnson > visiting from Virginia > > > > >