Re: Prairie Falcon at Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont
Here is a link to Trent Pearce's much better photo of the Prairie Falcon seen at Ardenwood Farm on Saturday.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
We did not re-find the bird during Sunday's CBC. However, on Sunday Mona Brauer did find a Varied Thrush for us in the oak woodland near the boarded-up houses (northeast corner of the park). On Sunday and again today we also had Oak Titmouse and Brown Creeper here, and today a Merlin along with three of the many resident Red-Tailed Hawks. This afternoon, Phil Gordon joined Rich Nicholson and I in attempting to re-find a Black-Headed Grosbeak that we'd heard singing on Saturday and Sunday from tall trees near the mansion but had not been able to view, but we were not successful.
This morning, Rich, Bob Dunn, Sherrill Cook, Dave and Seth from Lafayette and I hiked the four miles or so round-trip from the Coyote Hills RP Visitor Center via the Bayview and Alameda Creek Trails to the pump station west of the hills where the Short-Eared Owls have been seen. We did not see any owls between 9:00 and 10:45. We did see several Northern Harriers, and a Merlin was perched on the towers of the pump station. A female Hooded Merganser in the slough north of the trail.
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