Courtland Creek Park 9/22


Lori Arthur <loriarthur61@...>
 

Hi. I spent an hour or so birding Courtland Creek Park this afternoon, which is
a surprisingly good strip of habitat in Oakland, off of High Street near
Brookdale Park.


Most of the activity was on the Brookdale Avenue end of the park, with a large
BUSHTIT flock that included a few CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES and two CALIFORNIA
TOWHEES, foraging in the trees like warblers. Loosely associating with the flock
were two WESTERN TANAGERS and at least two WESTERN WOOD-PEWEES. In the eucs by
the creek were several STELLER'S JAYS and a few more CB Chickadees; a SONG
SPARROW was chirping and eating garbage in a driveway near the park, and a I
heard but did not see a HUTTON'S VIREO in the willows by the creek. There were
many ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS, seemingly somewhat variable in size, but all Anna's
when seen well. A YELLOW WARBLER was in a pine in a backyard up the hill from
the creek, and there were a few COMMON RAVENS, all in yard trees outside the
park.


Noah Arthur, Oakland

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