Sunol Regional: Lewis's Woodpecker
I led my Palo Alto Adult School birding class to Sunol Regional
Wilderness yesterday. Highlights on this perfectly beautiful day were
many, including WILSON'S and YELLOW WARBLER, as well as LAZULI
BUNTING, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER by the bridge. In this area too was
a nest with 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS being fed by an adult. CHIPPING
SPARROW and LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH were found at the corral on the
south end of the entrance road. We also had a fly-over 3 GOLDEN
EAGLES, OSPREY, COMMON MERGANSER and a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER! The latter
bird flew directly over the trail toward the pine ridge above the
creek. RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS and LAZULI BUNTINGS were easy to hear,
and in most cases see, but WESTERN TANAGERS were scarce. ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHERS were noted in a number of places along our hike, as well
as OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER by the corral but no Empids of any kind.
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Mountain View, CA