Tilden Park Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch not found today

David Quady and Nancy Boas


Between Teale Friscoe and myself, the spot at which Horacio and Mona Mena found a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch yesterday afternoon was monitored from shortly after 7:00 am until 11:00 am today …. without success.

Yesterday afternoon’s bird was found at 37 deg 53’ 32.3” N, 122 deg 13’ 51.6” W, very near a bench that honors Robert H. Blau . When Teale arrived this morning he took over monitoring that location while I moved north along the Seaview Trail about 300 m to a location that provided two benches, a picnic table, and what appeared to be micro-habitat similar to the discovery site: a local high point along the trail, with few trees blocking views to the east and west of the trail, and a broad swath of trail that lacks vegetation: perfect for a Rosy-Finch to forage on.

Looked good to me, but neither location held a Rosy-Finch.

Oh, well …..

Dave Quady
Berkeley, California

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