Kevin McKereghan and I traveled 46 miles from 6:45am - 16:50pm for the East Alameda County CBC yesterday (12/15/2017). We visited 12 different spots and finished up with 86 species and more than 5200 individuals counted.
Some highlights include:
1 Iceland Gull (Thayer's) seen flyby with Herring Gulls near Big Trees Park.
1 White-throated Sparrow (tan striped) seen on Susan Ln.
11 Pine Siskins (9 on Susan Ln, 2 on Mines Rd mm 6,.24)
1 Great Horned Owl on Patterson Pass Rd
1 Ferruginous Hawk on Cross Rd
2 California Thrashers on Mines Rd (mm 6.24 and mm 5.75)
1 Greater Roadrunner on Mines Rd (mm 4.82)
2 Tricolored Blackbirds on Mines Rd (mm 4.82)
3 Phainopepla (1 on Mines Rd, 1 on Del Valle Rd and 1 on Mendenhall Rd)
1 Virginia Rail hear calling from the pond at the south end of Greenville Rd
4 Hooded Mergansers (2 pairs) seen in the pond at the south end of Greenville Rd
11 Ring-necked Ducks seen in the pond on Poppy Ridge Golf Course entrance road
1 immature Golden Eagle seen on Poppy Ridge Golf Course entrance road
2 Lark Sparrows seen on Cliford Rd (private road)
2 Cassin's Kingbirds also seen on Cliford Rd (private property)
2 Cassin's Kingbirds seen at the entrance of Cedar Mountain Einery on Reuss Rd.
13 Mountain Bluebirds seen on wires on the hillside road across the Cedar Mountain Winery.
6 Purple Finches in Tex Spruiell Park
2 (could be more) Chipping Sparrows also seen in Tex Spruiell Park
10 White-tailed Kites at the intersection of Felicia Ave and Vivian Lane