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Estero Morua on Tuesday, April 17, 1984

Estero Morua 4/17/1984 XCI April 17-25 GAC JHC



There are 55 birds in the list below.

1. Common Loon,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,(sp?)
2. Eared Grebe,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
3. Brown Pelican,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
4. Green Heron,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
5. Great Blue Heron,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
6. Snowy Egret,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,(31 the 18th)
7. Cattle Egret,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,New On beach
8. Osprey,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
9. Red-breasted Merganser,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
10. Turkey Vulture,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
11. Wilson's Plover,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
12. Snowy Plover,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
13. Black-bellied Plover,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
14. Ruddy Turnstone,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
15. Gambel's Quail,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
16. Black-necked Stilt,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
17. American Avocet,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,50+ 24th
18. American Oystercatcher,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
19. Spotted Sandpiper,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
20. Greater Yellowlegs,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
21. Willet,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
22. Whimbrel,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
23. Long-billed Curlew,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,common
24. Wandering Tattler,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
25. Red Knot,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
26. Dunlin,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
27. Marbled Godwit,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
28. Sanderling,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
29. Long-billed Dowitcher,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,sp.
30. Herring Gull,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
31. Least Sandpiper,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,rare
32. Ring-billed Gull,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,(immature)
33. Heermann's Gull,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,(immature) Three immature Heerman's gulls seemed intent on killing a Forster's tern. They drove it to the water where it floated holding up its wings for shelter.
34. California Gull,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,Sometime during the Clover-Mike trip we (Jean + J) saw an injured California gull on the beach. His right wing was broken and wound around and around. We moved toward him and he went upslope rapidly. "Leave him to los coyotes" was uttered. 19 April while running eastward on beach a California gull with its wing broken and wound-up and useless flopped into the water and swam in a low-tide pool. If it were the same individual and assuming we saw it 25 February the bird has survived 54 days. He was still at the same place.
35. Caspian Tern,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
36. Least Tern,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
37. Generic Hummingbird,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
38. Vaux's Swift,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,New on beach.
39. Lesser Nighthawk,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
40. Belted Kingfisher,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
41. Barn Swallow,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
42. Say's Phoebe,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
43. Common Raven,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
44. Horned Lark,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
45. Cactus Wren,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
46. Western Meadowlark,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
47. Loggerhead Shrike,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,(Young out of nest)
48. Mourning Dove,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
49. Great-tailed Grackle,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
50. House Sparrow,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
51. Wilson's Warbler,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
52. Savannah Sparrow,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
53. Forster's Tern,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,Three immature Heerman's gulls seemed intent on killing a Forster's tern. They drove it to the water where it floated holding up its wings for shelter.
54. Elegant Tern,4/17/1984,Estero Morua
55. Cedar Waxwing,4/17/1984,Estero Morua,We found a thoroughly dry small bird skeleton on the jagged calcareous reefs on or above in the halophytes (?). It was mummified or better completely skeletonized with a few feathers. The AM of April while examining it at coffeetime it was obvious that it was a new one to the playa: Cedar Waxwing.