Saturday, July 28, 2007

En Route to Fort Bragg Pelagic Trip

July 28, 2007

Got a late start. On the drive up to Fort Bragg for tomorrow’s pelagic trip, Don and I stopped at the Ukiah Sewer Ponds. Nothing unusual to report.

Best birds were: CLARK’S GREBE, GREATER SCAUP, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER. Since I dislike the drive on Highway 20 from Willets, we decided to take Low Gap Road. This is a slow and winding dirt road, through some beautiful woodland habitat. Best bird was a single male MOUNTAIN QUAIL that Don spotted, standing on the side of the road. It was a very hot day—92F.

We arrived in Fort Bragg about 4 pm, and met up with a lot of our friends for dinner at Silver’s at the Wharf where I am now writing this blog. We are all looking forward to tomorrow’s pelagic trip with great anticipation!


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