Regional Parks Botanic Garden Tilden, Contra Costa, US-CA
Mar 13, 2015 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Second Friday GGAS Birdwalk, Regional Parks Botanic Garden
in Tilden Regional Park.
Lots of flowers, trees in bloom ("the Black-headed
Grosbeak returns when the Box-elder blooms" though, in
fact, we did not have a Black-headed Grosbeak and there
were Box-elders in bloom). Thanks to Wen Hsu and other
RPBG docents, we saw bushtit and scrub jay nests. Juan
Carlos Solis showed us a Saturniid moth pupal case (huge!)
and Wen showed us a Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalis. A few
swallowtail adults were flying about, too. One of the
bushtit nests was under construction and many photos were
taken. A MoB of 45 observers! Danke schn
Christine for bringing the spotting scope today.
If you would like a copy of the New Sequence of Bird
Orders and the accompanying bibliography from the Bay
Currents talk on What Your Field Guide Tells You about
Bird Evolution, please e-mail a request to me. Thanks!
Here is the list of 27 species seen today at the
Regional Parks Botanic Garden:
Bushtit nest construction !
Best of Boids!