Mar. 7 Heather Farm in the crisp morning


It was a glorious day, despite the crispness of the morning.  Great birds today and some new faces walking, including Jim{?} and Julie from Danville.  Their son at school at Purdue told them to visit Heather Farm for the Wood Ducks.  We found them.

A Kingfisher was on the trees of the island, a Red-shouldered Hawk flew, called and maybe landed in the eucalyptus trees at the north parking lot.

Five sparrow species and a Sora came to some seeds just a bit north of the gap where the river otter crosses the sidewalk and leaves its mark.  A Marsh Wren was singing in the reeds at the same location.  The Lincoln's Sparrow here is one of three seen today.  Two Fox Sparrows were at the otter crossing, too.

Red-winged Blackbirds were singing in two or three locations.  Bushtits were active, as were the Yellow-rumped Warblers.  The most active birds were the Canada Geese, who were honking, flapping wings and pushing each other around.  Ring-necked Ducks, a couple Buffleheads, including a male, and Coots were also on the big pond.  Up to six Ring-billed Gulls were around, too.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek

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