Garretson Point 12/7 - BW Teals, Yellow Warbler


Lori Arthur <loriarthur61@...>
 

I did not find any Blue-winged Teals at the pond where they were originally
reported (Garretson Point Staging Area, at the end of Edgewater Drive, Oakland).
In this pond were CINNAMON TEALS, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, MALLARDS, and GREEN-WINGED
TEALS. I finally found one male and probably two female BLUE-WINGED TEALS in
the creek near Damon Slough Staging Area. They were all sleeping, making
identification of the females difficult.

Along with many YELLOW-RUMPED, a female YELLOW WARBLER was in the eucs along the
bay, just to the north of the Garretson Point parking area. It showed the
distinctive yellow tail spots and plain yellowish face/underparts of Yellow
Warbler.


There were a lot of sparrows in the bushes, mostly WHITE-CROWNED and
GOLDEN-CROWNED, with a few FOX and SONG. STILTS, AVOCETS, DOWITCHERS, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, KILLDEERS, etc were with the ducks in the pond.


Noah Arthur, Oakland

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