At my east bay patches, some sightings of note on Wednesday morning:
At the 1000 ft. contour line on the east side of Vollmer in Orinda:
- Vaux Swifts migrating. Saw a group of 15 fly by at 7:45 am. These birds were flying straight south and there was no deviations in their flight for foraging. I wonder where their next roost/destination is.....
- Varied Thrush calling before the sun comes out above the horizon. I hope they will stay this year....
- A Red-bellied Sapsucker moved in overnight and was =getting the birch sap holes flowing again.
At Emeryville marina, a single Common Tern was with a group of over 100 Elegant/Foster's Terns.
Also, Is it my imagination or has this been the best Black-throated Grey Warbler migration in the bay area in years? I have seen over 25 black-throated greys this year, they seem to be everywhere..... Likely double or more compared to previous years
Orinda and Emeryville