Alan Kaplan <lnkpln@...>
Today, May 12, 2013, we saw activity at the bluebird box installed by Rusty Scalf last year on the big tree just north of Brighton and Key Route at the Albany/El Cerrito border. Feeding flights in and out by mother and father, and a little housekeeping (removal of fecal sac) by the dad! Another successful Rusty bluebird effort (to go with the Berkeley San Pablo Park successes).
This median strip is also active with House Finches and Black Phoebes. Between Brighton and Lynn (Brighton is in Albany, so the median is called Key Route there; Lynn is in El Cerrito so it changes name to Ashbury) there is always something to see. Oak Titmouse and Bewick's Wren serenade regularly, too.
Urban Birding at its best!
Best of Boids!