Date: 11/25/18 2:47 pm
From: Phil Brown <pdpbrown...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Westcliff and Lighthouse FIeld
This mornings Bird Club walk started on Westcliff where we had nice views
of SURFBIRDS and BLACK TURNSTONES. There were a smattering of MEW GULLS in
the cove, colder weather should bring more. Cliff Bixler found us a
surprise amongst the SURF SCOTERS, a pair of BUFFLEHEADS. After walking
Eastward a little Bobbie Mayer found us a RED-NECKED GREBE. There were a
few LOONS to be seen, a couple of RED-THROATED, a COMMON in the cove, and a
PACIFIC further out. We walked to the cormorant rock to compare all 3
(BRANDT'S, DOUBLE-CRESTED and PELAGIC) and admired the breeding plumaged
BROWN PELICANS. A couple of BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS flew in while we watched.

On Lighthouse field we had great views of a pair of AMERICAN KESTRELS,
close looks at a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, and a couple of RED-TAILED flew over.
There were the usual sparrows (FOX, SONG, GOLDEN and WHITE CROWNED). and
lots of BLACK PHOEBES calling. One SAY'S PHOEBE made a brief appearance on
the field.

Thanks to those who joined the trip, and those wanting copies of the ebird
lists should email me.

Phil Brown

For Monterey Rare Bird alerts call 831-250-4550
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