Early and late birds near Big Pine

Observers: Tom Heindel
Email: tjheindelataoldotcom
Remote Name: 198.81.26.15
Date: 10/16/2003
Time: 02:43:52 PM

Sighting

On 16 Oct a first winter Surf Scoter was at Klondike Lake for a First of Fall (FOF) bird and arriving right on time. Twelve Bufflehead were FOF at Tinemaha Reservoir arriving about a month latter than usual. An Osprey at Klondike Lake is a late bird becoming casual from this point on through Dec. A late Spotted Sandpiper was at Tinemaha Reservoir. A juvenile Sabine's Gull at Tinemaha Reservoir is both a late and rare bird. An open question "Is this the same bird as the one seen there almost a week ago or another individual?"