June 2008


This photo of a young male Mule Deer yearling was sent in by Ken Collins, Land Steward for the Elkhorn Slough Foundation.  This was taken at Blohm Ranch, a property that is owned by The Nature Conservancy using a remote camera with an infrared trigger.

Mule Deer Spike

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SIGHTINGS from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

May 14 to June 10 2008

SOUTH MARSH LOOP: Red-throated Loon; Western Grebe; American White Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Black-crowned Night-Heron; Turkey Vulture; Canada Goose; Mallard; White-tailed Kite; Cooper’s Hawk; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; Western Gull; Caspian Tern; Rock Dove; Band-tailed Pigeon; Mourning Dove; Barn Owl; Anna’s Hummingbird; Allen’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy Woodpecker; Olive-sided Flycatcher; Pacific-slope Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Cliff Swallow; Barn Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; Bushtit; Brown Creeper; Bewick’s Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Western Bluebird; Swainson’s Thrush; American Robin; Wrentit; European Starling; Orange-crowned Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; Wilson’s Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Dark-eyed Junco; Black-headed Grosbeak; Red-winged Blackbird; House Finch; Lesser Goldfinch; American Goldfinch and House Sparrow.

Thanks to spotters: Annie McNeill, Shirley Murphy, Colette Darocy, Katherine Klein and the Plant Ladies and your reporter Linda Jordan.