I'm probably the last birder who still cared about this, but the AMERICAN BITTERN continues at Lake Los Carneros. This morning I saw it twice at the eastern-most arm of the lake.
Also present at LLC was a good looking MEW GULL in clean looking breeding plumage and a Coyote that howled every time it heard a siren.
Less amusing was a swimming PIED-BILLED GREBE that was fishing wire wrapped all over it. There is a fair amount of fishing gear floating around the lake. It would be great if somebody with the right connections could arrange some kind of clean up.
Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #386: American Bittern