South Livermore (12/15/17) - Cassin's Kingbirds,Mountain Bluebirds...etc.

Jerry Ting

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

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting



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