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1977-10-01: CA: Monterey pelagic (WFO)

@day: Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Brant @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Mallard @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Loon, Red-throated @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Loon, Pacific @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Grebe, Pied-billed @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Shearwater, Pink-footed @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-00421977-10-01-0043
Shearwater, Flesh-footed @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Shearwater, Buller's @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01a0026
Shearwater, Sooty @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Storm-Petrel, Wilson's @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-0027
Storm-Petrel, Fork-tailed @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Storm-Petrel, Ashy @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-0000
Storm-Petrel, Black @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-0039
Cormorant, Brandt's @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Cormorant, Pelagic @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Pelican, Brown @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Egret, Snowy @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Coot, American @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
sandpiper sp. @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Willet @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Godwit, Marbled @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Turnstone, Black @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
dowitcher sp. @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Phalarope, Northern @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Gull, Heermann's @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Gull, Ring-billed @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Gull, Western @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Gull, California @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Tern, Arctic @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Tern, Forster's @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Skua, South Polar @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Jaeger, Pomarine @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-00311977-10-01-00011977-10-01a00211977-10-01a0022
Det. Bruce Sorrie, Ted Chandik.
Jaeger, Parasitic @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-0032
Det. Bruce Sorrie.
Jaeger, Long-tailed @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
1977-10-01-0035
Guillemot, Pigeon @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Auklet, Cassin's @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Auklet, Rhinoceros @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Puffin, Tufted @Monterey pelagic (WFO)
Dove, Rock @Monterey pelagic (WFO)

1977-10-06: CA: PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo

@AbR: Point Reyes: Abandoned Ranch
@BL: Bolinas Lagoon
@DB: Point Reyes: Drake's Beach
@GGB: Golden Gate Bridge
@IP: Olema (Irish Prosimian)
@Lim: Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
@Men: Point Reyes: Mendoza Ranch
@Nun: Point Reyes: Nunez Ranch
@PD: Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
@PRBO: Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Palomarin
@PRL: Point Reyes Lighthouse
@day: PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Pintail, Common @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Quail, California 
@Point Reyes: Abandoned Ranch
@Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
Pelican, Brown 
@Bolinas Lagoon
@Golden Gate Bridge
Heron, Great Blue 
@Bolinas Lagoon
@Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Egret, Great @Bolinas Lagoon
Egret, Snowy @Bolinas Lagoon
Vulture, Turkey @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Hawk, Marsh @Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 
@Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
1977-10-06-0019
@Point Reyes: Abandoned Ranch
Chasing fringillids and being mobbed by them, crows, and at least one kestrel.
Hawk, Cooper's @Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
Hawk, Red-shouldered @Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
1977-10-06a00221977-10-06b0023
Hawk, Red-tailed @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Hawk, Ferruginous @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Description: White in wings and tail; underbody white with round dark spots.
1977-10-06a0003
Kestrel, American @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Falcon, Peregrine 1i @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Confirmed from slides by Laurie Binford.
Killdeer @Point Reyes: Drake's Beach
1977-10-06b0019
Willet @Point Reyes: Limantour Estero
Hard to miss.
gull sp. @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Dove, Rock @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Pigeon, Band-tailed 24 @Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
1977-10-06c0021
Dove, Mourning @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Hummingbird, Anna's @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Flicker, Common @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Flycatcher, Pacific-slope 
@Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
@Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Palomarin
Phoebe, Black @Point Reyes Lighthouse
Shrike, Loggerhead @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
The Point Diablo "hawk alarm" again heard but not seen.
Jay, Steller's @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
scrub-jay sp. @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Crow, Common 
@Bolinas Lagoon
@Olema (Irish Prosimian)
Raven, Common 
@Point Reyes Lighthouse
1977-10-06-0000
Hovering on a shear current.
4 @Point Diablo (Hawk Mountain)
Chickadee, Chestnut-backed @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Bushtit @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Kinglet, Golden-crowned - @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Palomarin
Wrentit @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Thrush, Swainson's @Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Palomarin
Thrush, Hermit @Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Palomarin
Starling, European @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Sizeable flocks all over the Point Reyes Peninsula.
Towhee, California @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Sparrow, Fox @Point Reyes Bird Observatory: Palomarin
Sparrow, White-crowned @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @Point Reyes Lighthouse
Junco, Dark-eyed @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Blackbird, Red-winged @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Meadowlark, Western @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Blackbird, Brewer's @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Finch, House @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Siskin, Pine @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Goldfinch, American @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo
Sparrow, House @PRBO; Pt Reyes; Pt Diablo

1977-10-08: CA: Fairchild

@day: Fairchild
Dove, Mourning @Fairchild
Sparrow, White-throated @Fairchild
First of the season.
Sparrow, White-crowned @Fairchild
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @Fairchild

1977-10-12: CA: Monterey pelagic (GGA)

@ML: Moss Landing
@day: Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Missed Unpublicized pelagic trip led by Golden Gate Audubon and Van Remsen too look for Streaked Shearwater; no such luck. Other boats saw Galapagos Storm-Petrel.
Loon, Pacific @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Loon, Common @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
1977-10-12a0001
Shearwater, Pink-footed @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
1977-10-12a0025
Dozens.
Shearwater, New Zealand 12 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Shearwater, Sooty @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Shearwater, Black-vented 1 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Distant. Called as a Manx.
Storm-Petrel, Wilson's 2 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
1977-10-12c0023
Storm-Petrel, Fork-tailed @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
1977-10-12d0015
Storm-Petrel, Ashy @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Storm-Petrel, Black @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
1977-10-12c00201977-10-12c0022
Cormorant, Brandt's @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Cormorant, Double-crested @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Cormorant, Pelagic @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Pelican, Brown @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Coot, American @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Turnstone, Black @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Kittiwake, Black-legged 1 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, Sabine's 2 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, Heermann's @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, Ring-billed @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, Western @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, California @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, Herring @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Tern, Arctic 6+ @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Tern, Forster's @Moss Landing
Skipper's.
Tern, Elegant @Moss Landing
Skipper's (restaurant).
Skua, South Polar 
1 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Description: Light phase.
2 @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Description: Dark phase.
1977-10-12b0021
Jaeger, Pomarine @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
1977-10-12a0040
Jaeger, Parasitic @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Murre, Common @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Auklet, Cassin's @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
Owl, Great Horned @Monterey pelagic (GGA)
On a streetlight, near Freedom.

1977-10-14: CA: PAB

@day: PAB
Route 6.2 tide.
Wigeon, American @PAB
Mallard @PAB
Teal, Blue-winged # @PAB
Numerous.
Teal, Cinnamon # @PAB
Most numerous teal.
Shoveler, Northern @PAB
Pintail, Common @PAB
Teal, Green-Winged # @PAB
Least numerous teal.
Duck, Ruddy @PAB
Heron, Great Blue @PAB
Egret, Great @PAB
Egret, Snowy @PAB
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @PAB
Kite, White-tailed @PAB
Behavior: Hunting over the marsh.
Hawk, Marsh 1♀ @PAB
Kestrel, American @PAB
Rail, Clapper @PAB
Rail, Virginia 6 @PAB
Sora 12 @PAB
Coot, American @PAB
Plover, Black-bellied 2 @PAB
Killdeer @PAB
Stilt, Black-necked @PAB
Avocet, American @PAB
Yellowlegs, Greater @PAB
Willet @PAB
Godwit, Marbled @PAB
Sandpiper, Western @PAB
Sandpiper, Least @PAB
Dowitcher, Short-billed @PAB
Dowitcher, Long-billed @PAB
Snipe, Common @PAB
Gull, Ring-billed @PAB
Tern, Caspian @PAB
Tern, Forster's @PAB
Dove, Rock @PAB
Dove, Mourning @PAB
Owl, Burrowing 2 @PAB
Kingfisher, Belted @PAB
Palo Alto Yacht Harbor.
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @PAB
Crow, Common @PAB
Vocalizations: By call.
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @PAB
Starling, European @PAB
Yellowthroat, Common # @PAB
Few seen. Many heard.
Sparrow, Savannah @PAB
Sparrow, Fox @PAB
1977-10-14-0027
Sparrow, Song @PAB
Sparrow, White-crowned @PAB
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @PAB
Blackbird, Red-winged @PAB
Meadowlark, Western @PAB
Blackbird, Brewer's @PAB
Cowbird, Brown-headed @PAB
Finch, House @PAB
Sparrow, House @PAB

1977-10-20: CA: PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)

@PAA: Palo Alto Airport
@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
@PAF: Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
@PAYH: Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
@day: PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Trying out my new Novoflex 400mm (2-element).
Wigeon, American @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Mallard @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Teal, Blue-winged 
2♂ @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
1977-10-20-0004
1♀ @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Teal, Cinnamon 5 @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Shoveler, Northern @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Pintail, Common @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Duck, Ruddy @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Quail, California @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
Egret, Snowy @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
1977-10-20-00311977-10-20-0003
The second photo shows the herons becoming active late in the day in the area where they roost, just east of the Palo Alto Airport.
Vulture, Turkey 2 @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Over Arastradero x I-280.
Kite, White-tailed 1 @Palo Alto Baylands
Behavior: Hovering.
Hawk, Marsh 1♀ @Palo Alto Baylands
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Behavior: Hunting trees on the ridge.
Hawk, Red-tailed @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Rail, Clapper # @Palo Alto Baylands
Coot, American @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Killdeer @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
1977-10-20-0005
Stilt, Black-necked @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Willet 200 @Palo Alto Baylands
Sandpiper, Western @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Sandpiper, Least @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
Vocalizations: By call.
Gull, Ring-billed @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Gull, Western @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Gull, California @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
1977-10-20a0044
Novoflex 400mm f/5.6 lens.
Dove, Rock @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Dove, Mourning @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Flicker, Red-shafted @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Flycatcher, Pacific-slope @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Shrike, Loggerhead @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Jay, Steller's @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
scrub-jay sp. @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Crow, Common @Palo Alto Airport
Chickadee, Chestnut-backed @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
1977-10-20-0012
Titmouse, Oak @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Bushtit @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
1977-10-20-00341977-10-20-0037
Wren, Bewick's @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Starling, European @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Towhee, Spotted @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Towhee, California @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Sparrow, Savannah @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Fox @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, White-crowned @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @Palo Alto Baylands
Junco, Oregon @Palo Alto Baylands
Meadowlark, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka
Finch, House @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Goldfinch, American @PAB; PAF (new 400; terrific BUWTEA flight shots)
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto: Foothills Parka

1977-10-22: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Savannah @Palo Alto Baylands
1977-10-22-0000

1977-10-31: CA: Palo Alto Foothills Park

@PAF: Palo Alto Foothills Park

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