Offshore Records of Mourning Dove and Hermit Warbler from Baja California
Offshore Records of Mourning Dove alid Hermit Warbler from Baja California.- While I was in the Navy, our ship operated frequently out of San Diego, California, usually southward along the Lower Californian coast. On May 8,1946, three Mourning Doves (Zenuidwa mucroura) came aboard. Our position at that time was roughly 60 miles due west of Ensenada, Baja California. The nearest land was probably the Coronados Islands, at least 50 miles northeast of us. One dove disappeared, but the remaining two stayed with us until our return to San Diego at the end of the week. They finally left the ship when we were about two miles from Point Loma, flying low over the water straight toward it.
On May 9 a Hermit Warbler (Dendroica occidentalis) was found dead on deck in the morning, when we were still in the same area, 60 miles west of Ensenada.-ARYAN I. ROEST, Corvallis, Oregon, February 13,1947.