From: Chris Howard and Rosie Beach
Time: 5:18:48 PM
Remote Name: 18.104.22.168
The Audubon Field trip to Mono Lake was treated to loads of Eared Grebes (hundreds of thousands, at least), but not the concentrations we remember in recent years. The Red-Necked Phalaropes were swimming with Eared Grebes at the County Park boardwalk. David Gaines' book shows the late date for Red-Necked Phalarope at 21 October in 1982. I suppose this date can get pushed back to 23 October now. Incidentally, the Heindel graphs for Inyo show the late date at 8 November, so I suppose an extension in Mono was due. So long, Phalaropes...see you in 2000!
Also, everyone got great looks at 1 Greater Yellowlegs at De Chambeau Ponds, and a couple Ruddy Ducks were all that could be found for ducks.