Date: 11/8/19 12:43 pm From: <tgmiko...> <tgmiko...> Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Highlights of Nov. 8 Bolsa Chica Monthly Survey
No sign of the Hooded Merganser?
Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, LA County
"Nobody knows what it is, which is what makes it cool." --The Industrial
On Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 12:11 PM Terry Hill <terrynjohn...> wrote:
> Highlights of our November 8 monthly bird survey at Bolsa Chica included
> 59 Brants, 986 American Wigeon (!!), 2 Bonaparte’s Gulls, 3 Reddish Egrets,
> 1 SNOW GOOSE, 1 ROCK WREN, 1 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 1 HOODED
> MERGANSER, and 1 COMMON GOLDENEYE. The Snow Goose was in the Wintersburg
> Channel above the pedestrian bridge, and the Hooded Merganser and Common
> Goldeneye were in the channel below the bridge, next to the pocket pond.
> The Rock Wren was to the right of the loop trail on the rocks as a side
> trail turns up toward the channel (I think--on the rocks on the right side
> of the loop trail for sure). The YCNH was an adult sitting in the “heron”
> bush along PCH just past the tide gates. We have been getting very high
> numbers of American Wigeon the past two years, and it looks like even more
> are present this year.
> Terry Hill
> Huntington Beach
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