Following up on Phred’s report, I hiked out along the loop trail that starts in the West County Landfill parking lot, and refound the Brewer’s Sparrow he reported. It was a bit west along the trail feeding along the edge of the trail at (37.9618183, -122.3904503), last seen at 3:10 pm. Nice find.
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It is very birdy and I’d recommend being a scope to view the waterbirds.
On Oct 12, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Phred Benham <phbenham@...> wrote:
This morning I had a Brewer’s Sparrow along the landfill loop trail. Just past a green info sign for “garbage mountain”, roughly here: 37.961710, -122.389530
The sparrow was working the fennel on both sides of the trail with a few white-crowned and song sparrows. The last I saw the bird it had gone into a larger patch of fennel.
Big numbers of shovelers were in the pond and my first of fall Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, and Cinnamon Teal. There was also a late Red-necked Phalarope on the pond.
Photos of sparrow in the eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60558397
Pt. Richmond, CA
Phred M. Benham
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
University of California, Berkeley