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Aberrant plumage on white-breasted nuthatch

Jerry Britten
 

And now finally a bird-related post.  My 9-year-old granddaughter first noticed this bird a couple weeks ago at our suet feeder, and I managed to get a photo today.  It is normal except for a wide, complete white collar around the nape which breaks the dark crown stripe.  See photo in ebird checklist  https://ebird.org/checklist/S65748765
Also yesterday, FOS house wren heard, heard again today.
Jerry Britten
Morgan Territory


Changes to Mt. Diablo Audubon field trips and meetings due to COVID-19 concerns

Jerry Britten
 

Dear Mt. Diablo Audubon members and supporters:

In keeping with the guidelines recently issued by the State of California and the Contra Costa County Health Services Department, we have cancelled our April 2 membership meeting. We are working to reschedule our speakers for a later date.

At the discretion of leaders and instructors, some field trips will remain available and appropriate precautions will be in place. These precautions include the following:

  • Avoid shaking hands or other forms of human contact
  • Avoid sharing binoculars, spotting scopes, or other possible sources of exposure.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands before eating and after any exposure to potential sources of infection.
  • If you have a cough, fever or cold, please do not attend an event.
  • Consult your physician or preferred provider for medical advice about your personal risk for attending events and gatherings.

 

For additional guidance, consult your preferred provider or public health resources, such as Contra County Public Service’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Interim Guidance for Social Distancing.

 

Updates about Field Trips:

 

  • Individual trip leaders may cancel their trips.
  • Trip changes will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
  • Please check with the trip leader about scheduling changes or updates.
  • Carpooling is discouraged to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • The March 17 field trip to Mt. View Sanitary/McNabney Marsh has been cancelled.

Stay well and we appreciate your continued support of Mt. Diablo Audubon Society.


New Guidelines for EBB-Sightings

Jerry Britten
 

Hi Fellow EBB-Sightings members,
Please see below new guidelines for posting on this listserve.  We intend to retire the under-utilized EBB-Discussions listserve and retain Sightings as a more general-purpose forum.  We are also looking for a member of the East Bay birding community with the technical expertise, interest and time to assume the role of Site Moderator.  If you have an interest in this please contact me.  Please post responsibly for the enjoyment and education of the East Bay Birding community!
Thanks,
Jerry Britten
Vice President, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society.

EBB-Sightings Guidelines

East Bay Birding-Sightings is a list intended primarily for reporting and discussion of interesting and rare bird sightings in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. It is also a forum for dissemination of other bird and birding-related information such as classes and other events, requests for help on ID’s, and discussion of species distribution, natural history, status, and other relevant topics.

Please be respectful of others in the discussions, and please, NO POLITICS!  Please refrain from attaching photos or other media files directly to the email.  Instead, post these elsewhere (ebird or flickr, for example) and attach a link so that interested parties can go there to observe.

We've been asked to remind list members of various aspects of birding ethics, which include refraining from posting locations of nests of certain species negatively impacted by visitation.

East Bay Birding-Sightings is affiliated with Mt. Diablo Audubon Society.  Sign-up for this list at  https://mtdiabloaudubon.org/birding/east-bay-birding-email-groups/.   Members of this list are welcome to attend the monthly program meetings in Walnut Creek. MDAS also offers classes and field trips around the region, so if you're interested in learning more about birding in the area or joining other birders in going out birding, the Chapter can help you find an outing that matches your interests.

If you ever need to unsubscribe from this list, an unsubscribe link is at the bottom of every message, or you can go to 
https://groups.io/g/EBB-Sightings/. That's also where you can view the list archives, set up a vacation hold, change your email address, or modify your subscription.


Tricolored Blackbird Survey April 3rd-5th call for participants

Alan Bade <alanbade@...>
 

Greetings birders! I'm sending this to the EBB Sightings group after learning that many don't subscribe to the EBB Discussion group, where I posted originally. I'm helping Audubon CA recruit participants.

There's an important bird survey in early April; the statewide triennial Tricolored Blackbird Survey. This survey has been conducted since the 1980s and is a joint effort between UC Davis, Audubon CA, and various govt agencies.

As many know, Tricolored Blackbirds breed in large colonies. Due to habitat loss and conversion, they are threatened, even though historically they used to be a very abundant species. This survey attempts to monitor colonies in known habitat and identify new colonies. Sites are visited mostly by vehicle and can be conducted independently or in small groups, following a protocol established by UC Davis and Audubon CA.

There are many sites in Contra Costa and Alameda County. I'm coordinating a group from Mt Diablo Audubon for the Contra Costa sites, but volunteers are needed to cover sites in Alameda and further south. If there are any members from GGAS, Marin, Napa-Solano, or Ohlone Audubon that would like to join this effort, that would be wonderful!  Xeronimo Castenada from Audubon CA is lead, and I encourage you to contact him directly at Xeronimo.Castaneda@audubon.org 

Xeronimo is also particularly looking for surveyors in the San Luis Obisbo and Santa Cruz areas.
MDAS members (and others!) are also welcome to contact me at alanb1491187@gmail.com or communityscience@mtdiabloaudubon.org 

Here is a link to the survey; https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/

The survey is on April 3rd- April 5th. There is a webinar scheduled for Saturday March 14th from 10 AM to Noon where Xeronimo will explain the protocols and answer questions. This webinar will also be available after the event for viewing. (The webinar is encouraged but not required for participation.) The protocols and webinar link will be forwarded to anyone interested.

This survey has in the past identified sites in California where colonies with thousands of birds have been saved by paying farmers to delay harvest. It is one of the few community science efforts that can directly and immediately result in 1000s of birds saved! I hope you will consider joining us.

Thanks, Alan Bade, Mt Diablo Audubon Community Science


Claremont Canyon Summer Tanager Continues

Teale Fristoe
 

Hello,

I saw the male Summer Tanager in Claremont Canyon again this afternoon. It was in its favorite tree, the second of the oaks in a downhill line just down trail of the third switchback, around 37.863935, -122.243308. This is where the bird was often seen last year around this time.


Happy early spring,
Teale Fristoe
Berkeley


Bethany Reservoir closure (+ Glaucous Gull)

Noah Arthur
 

Hey everyone. According to signage, Bethany Reservoir will be closed for construction for the next two years, from May 2020 until at least Nov 2021. These projects tend to take much longer than planned, so it will likely be closed at least through the winter of 2021-22. 

The flock of a few thousand gulls on the reservoir this afternoon included a 1st-winter GLAUCOUS GULL along with all the common inland gull species. Also a pale, compact 1st-winter Iceland Gull that looks to be a KUMLIEN’S. 

Noah Arthur (Oakland) 


GGAS Launches Climate Action Plan: Please help us and take our survey!

Melissa Ramos <mramos@...>
 

Hi everyone. Melissa Ramos here (GGAS's Communications Manager). This isn't strictly bird related but I wanted to let folks know that GGAS has a new Strategic Plan focusing on Climate Change. Our "Call to Action on Climate" will be our biggest initiative in the coming years. We're hoping to educate the public, get funding for more conservation programs, invite marginalized communities to join our cause, and fight for environmental justice for both people and the birds we love.

We have more info available on our recent blog post, with a survey link inside of the blog. If you have a moment to spare, please take our survey and learn more about why we are taking on this plan. We'd love everyone's feedback and input as we move forward during this time.

Here's our blog post with the survey: https://goldengateaudubon.org/blog-posts/ggass-call-to-action-on-climate/

Thanks so much for reading! Any questions? Feel free to email me at mramos@goldengateaudubon.org


Late Albany Bulb sightings

Alan Howe
 

Hi all.

A week or so ago I biked up to the bulb & was checking out the owl enclosure, where I saw a bunch of brown & black striped birds. I was surprised a bit when they turned toward me with their very bright yellow breasts & I realized I was looking @ a flock--20-30 or so--of western meadowlarks. I'd never seen this many together & it was rather spectacular--especially when they all flushed when a raptor (red-shouldered hawk?--didn't get a really good look before the crows chased it away) zoomed in. 

I was back up there Thursday (?) & enjoyed a nice variety of ducks on the north side mudflats during low tide. Not huge numbers, but still nice. Among them were:
green-winged teal,
canvass back,
pintail,
scaup--perhaps both species,
bufflehead,
ruddy,
American wigeon, &
mallard, of course.
There were also:
avocet,
marbled godwit,
willet,
whimbrel,
other peeps that were too far out for me to ID, 
snowy egret,
d-c cormorant &
a few others I didn't get down.

Peace,
Alan Howe
North Oakland


Re: The Nutalls have returned. Oakland Laurel

Alan Howe
 

In the past week I've had a beautifully bright Nuttal's in the walnut tree in my back yard in North Oakland--& have been hearing more territorial tapping in the neighborhood. Have had a mockingbird or 2 in the yard & singing a street or 2 over, too.

Spring has indeed sprung.

Alan Howe
North Oakland

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 5:40 PM Marcus via Groups.Io <scrod2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just Mrs. Nutall this afternoon.
Had heard some tapping yesterday but thought it was the damn squirrels as the liquid amber was heavily trimmed. Didn't think the birds would return, but they have. Got a lot excavated in a couple of days. Interesting position. They will be digging downward.

Marcus Pun
Video Editor / Producer/Editor / Camera
C: 510-384-8085 | H: 510-530-2507
Oakland, CA


Black Skimmer, Caspian Tern

Becky Flanigan
 

At Middle Harbor Park, Oakland CA at about 6:15 pm, we saw a single Black Skimmer hanging out with 5 Caspian Terns on the sand bar, during low tide on the right side of the tower facing San Francisco. Lots of the other usual shore bird along with a spectacular sunset and the covid 19 cruise ship...

Becky Flanigan
Oakland, California

Sent from iPhone. Please excuse typos and grammatical errors!


Re: Apologies

Steve Taylor
 

I agree with all of this.    


On Mar 10, 2020, at 10:17 AM, Alan Bade <alanb1491187@...> wrote:


I agree with Paul! It's important to remember that this wonderful service has been maintained by a dedicated, hard working volunteer who has put in countless hours, with the best of intentions.  We appreciate the fact that it wouldn't exist without Dal's years of tech support. Hopefully, we will all find better ways for it to evolve to best serve the needs of its' users. We all have a part in this, as users and support.

Thanks for all the postings and all the work in the background, keep them coming! Enjoy the beginnings of Spring.

And here in Pleasant Hill, it seems like sometimes we get 19 Corvids (crows) enjoying the too often open dumpster of the pizza parlor across the street! 

Good birding, Alan Bade
Pleasant Hill

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 5:44 AM Paul Schorr <pkschorr@...> wrote:
Dal,

Everyone has regrets about something, so don’t be too hard on yourself.  And thank you for all that you have done for MDAS and the birding community.  I believe that you meant Covid-19, rather than Corvid-19.   Once a birder always a birder.  🙂

Paul
> On Mar 10, 2020, at 4:01 AM, BirdWideWeb <support@...> wrote:
>
> My apologies to the EBB community. Extreme preoccupation with the Corvid-19 epidemic may have led me to take administrative action with this email list which I now regret. New Guidelines will be issued soon, to be moderated by others.
>
> Dal Leite
> Walnut Creek
> birdwideweb.com
> EBB Tech Support Emeritus
> Go Bears!
>




The Nutalls have returned. Oakland Laurel

Marcus
 

Just Mrs. Nutall this afternoon.
Had heard some tapping yesterday but thought it was the damn squirrels as the liquid amber was heavily trimmed. Didn't think the birds would return, but they have. Got a lot excavated in a couple of days. Interesting position. They will be digging downward.

Marcus Pun
Video Editor / Producer/Editor / Camera
C: 510-384-8085 | H: 510-530-2507
Oakland, CA


Re: Heather Farm Park sightings Tuesday March 10

Steve Taylor
 

Nice!!


On Mar 10, 2020, at 9:25 AM, rosita94598 via Groups.Io <rosita94598@...> wrote:


Not all of us saw every bird, but birds seen or heard were Tropical Kingbird, Nuttall's and Downy Woodpeckers in the same tree, continuing female Common Goldeneye, Common Gallinule, singing Red-winged Blackbirds, singing Ruby-crowned Kinglets a Hermit Thrush, a singing California Towhees, and a singing/calling Sora at the north end of the large, mostly natural pond.  Some of the Yellow-rumped Warblers are starting to look pretty sharp with bright yellow throats and black around the breast.  Tracy Farrington and I saw a snazzy Myrtle Warbler before I headed home.

Heather Farm Park is located in the Ygnacio Valley of Walnut Creek.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Re: Apologies

Alan Bade
 

I agree with Paul! It's important to remember that this wonderful service has been maintained by a dedicated, hard working volunteer who has put in countless hours, with the best of intentions.  We appreciate the fact that it wouldn't exist without Dal's years of tech support. Hopefully, we will all find better ways for it to evolve to best serve the needs of its' users. We all have a part in this, as users and support.

Thanks for all the postings and all the work in the background, keep them coming! Enjoy the beginnings of Spring.

And here in Pleasant Hill, it seems like sometimes we get 19 Corvids (crows) enjoying the too often open dumpster of the pizza parlor across the street! 

Good birding, Alan Bade
Pleasant Hill


On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 5:44 AM Paul Schorr <pkschorr@...> wrote:
Dal,

Everyone has regrets about something, so don’t be too hard on yourself.  And thank you for all that you have done for MDAS and the birding community.  I believe that you meant Covid-19, rather than Corvid-19.   Once a birder always a birder.  🙂

Paul
> On Mar 10, 2020, at 4:01 AM, BirdWideWeb <support@...> wrote:
>
> My apologies to the EBB community. Extreme preoccupation with the Corvid-19 epidemic may have led me to take administrative action with this email list which I now regret. New Guidelines will be issued soon, to be moderated by others.
>
> Dal Leite
> Walnut Creek
> birdwideweb.com
> EBB Tech Support Emeritus
> Go Bears!
>



Heather Farm Park sightings Tuesday March 10

rosita94598
 

Not all of us saw every bird, but birds seen or heard were Tropical Kingbird, Nuttall's and Downy Woodpeckers in the same tree, continuing female Common Goldeneye, Common Gallinule, singing Red-winged Blackbirds, singing Ruby-crowned Kinglets a Hermit Thrush, a singing California Towhees, and a singing/calling Sora at the north end of the large, mostly natural pond.  Some of the Yellow-rumped Warblers are starting to look pretty sharp with bright yellow throats and black around the breast.  Tracy Farrington and I saw a snazzy Myrtle Warbler before I headed home.

Heather Farm Park is located in the Ygnacio Valley of Walnut Creek.

Hugh B. Harvey
Walnut Creek


Re: Apologies

Paul Schorr
 

Dal,

Everyone has regrets about something, so don’t be too hard on yourself. And thank you for all that you have done for MDAS and the birding community. I believe that you meant Covid-19, rather than Corvid-19. Once a birder always a birder. 🙂

Paul

On Mar 10, 2020, at 4:01 AM, BirdWideWeb <support@birdwideweb.com> wrote:

My apologies to the EBB community. Extreme preoccupation with the Corvid-19 epidemic may have led me to take administrative action with this email list which I now regret. New Guidelines will be issued soon, to be moderated by others.

Dal Leite
Walnut Creek
birdwideweb.com
EBB Tech Support Emeritus
Go Bears!


Apologies

EBB-Archivist
 

My apologies to the EBB community. Extreme preoccupation with the Corvid-19 epidemic may have led me to take administrative action with this email list which I now regret. New Guidelines will be issued soon, to be moderated by others.

Dal Leite
Walnut Creek
birdwideweb.com
EBB Tech Support Emeritus
Go Bears!


Re: Recent Changes on Website

Graham Chisholm
 

Bill, thanks for your note, and I was surprised by the level of interest regarding this topic.  Thanks for the decision and providing an update.  Hope you have time to get in the field and enjoy arriving spring migrants. 

Graham

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 4:09 PM William Chilson <billchil@...> wrote:
East Bay Birding Community

I want to apologize to the you for the recent decision to switch EBB Sightings from un-moderated to moderated. The site has been switched back to un-moderated.

EBB Sightings is a listserv operated by the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society (MDAS) to serve the East Bay birding community. The decision to switch the site to moderated was made unilaterally without consulting the East Bay birding community. This was clearly a big mistake.

Going forward, major decisions about EBB Sightings will be made collaboratively with the East Bay birding community. The MDAS Board is working on a new set of guidelines for posting, with the goal of making it once again an enjoyable and educational forum for the dissemination of sightings and other birding information.  The Board is interested in finding a member of the East Bay birding community with the technical expertise, interest and time to assume the role of Site Moderator.  If you have an interest please contact me or a member of the MDAS Board.

We hope you will continue to post you observations to EBB Sightings. We are committed to fixing the problems. We want EBB Sightings to be a place where you can get timely observation and other birding information.



--
Graham Chisholm
c. 510-409-6603


Re: My first of today kinglet...and more not bird related :0

tracy_farrington
 

To John Sterling, and others.
The open policy that John describes is both welcoming, and sensible. The strictures apparently put in place by EBB-Sightings are not helpful and, in fact, are
counter-productive to both the enjoyment and information sharing that is fundamental to birding. ID, status, distribution, natural history...these, and related topics,
should always be part of the discussion.

Strick adherence to a "list only observation" policy both restricts, and for that matter, negates the above ideals. 

Good birding, all, this early Spring.
Tracy Farrington
Walnut Creek 




On Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:56:26 PM PST, John Sterling <jsterling@...> wrote:


I run the countybirders list and have very open policies regarding postings. Feel free to post about personal birding items for sale, classes and other events, bird sightings, requests for information on species distribution, natural history, status, and other topics relevant to birding culture in all of California. I see no need to impede anyone from making a post that is useful to at least someone in the group. I’ve never had to put anyone on moderated status, ban anyone or deal with ridiculous threads. About ten or so years ago, a couple of non-birding spammers infiltrated the list, but those were dealt with. No problems since.

As has been noted from others over the past decades, if you don’t want to read a post, you can delete it.

Also, I run a WhatsApp group for Yolo Birding (also deals with good birds in Solano/Sacramento area). If you want to join, send me your name and phone number in a WhatsApp text and I’ll add you.


John Sterling
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

26 Palm Ave
Woodland, CA 95695

PO Box 1653
Woodland, CA 95776A

530 908-3836
jsterling@...
www.sterlingbirds.com

> On Mar 6, 2020, at 12:38 PM, Noah Arthur via Groups.Io <semirelicta=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> I completely agree with this... I have always thought the East Bay birding community is stunted because of the draconian rules on EBB-Sightings. For example, the ban on posting events has been what’s stopped me from leading informal gull and shorebird field trips in the East Bay. I do that in the North Bay specifically because the East Bay Listserve doesn’t allow the announcements.
> Oh and I saw a Hermit Thrush in the yard today.
> Noah Arthur (Oakland)
>
>
>
>    On Friday, March 6, 2020, 10:46:28 AM PST, Bruce Mast <cathrasher4@...> wrote:
>
> Hear hear! I too am rather frustrated with the draconian limits on bird
> sighting-related correspondence.
>
> Btw, just saw a turkey vulture over 4th Street in Berkeley. Poor habitat
> for a vulture.
>
> Bruce Mast
> Oakland
>
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2020, 7:21 PM Ethan Monk <z.querula@...> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Today, I saw the first Kinglet I had seen since March 4th! It was truly a
>> momentous occasion. Now that I have fulfilled the requirement to post here,
>> if you wouldn't mind reading further, I have a few other things to talk
>> about...
>>
>> I have received several emails recently that echo my concerns and questions
>> about this EBB-Sightings/Discussion conundrum, and I figured it would be
>> best to bring these concerns of others and myself to light here, publicly,
>> where we can all weigh in (unless we are all banned from posting here, a
>> real possibility at this point). Concerning several emails I have received
>> about EBB-Sightings v. EBB-Discussion, I am a little confused about the
>> policies that exist here to segregate the two groups. To confirm, one group
>> allows for the reporting of current birds (no matter how important, as long
>> as the bird was seen past few days) but then the conversation must end,
>> period, end of story, full stop. Any further comments on ID, distribution,
>> further questions, history etc. must then be bounced to EBB-Discussion?
>>
>> As anyone who has ever been a member of any business, school, nonprofit
>> etc. in the past couple decades knows, when you wish to respond to an
>> email, you generally do not start a new thread to reply. You use the aptly
>> named "reply" button to, well, reply. The same should apply here, no? If
>> someone writes a post about a female Mountain Bluebird they found, which I
>> still need for the county (and would be a cool bird regardless of its
>> tick-ability) I would think it would be considered appropriate to respond
>> directly to their email to ask how they told their bird apart from a
>> Western Bluebird. Instead, the listserv rules we have been forced to adopt
>> (bit of an oxymoron, that one) dictate that we must instead politely
>> question that ID in a listserv with 900 fewer readers, possibly entailing
>> the original reporter does not even receive the message. I, myself, am one
>> of the 900 members here on EBB-Sightings who is not a member of
>> EBB-Discussion.
>>
>> I have not been a member of these listservs for the longest time, but I
>> remember the time when we were on Yahoo. About the time Yahoo messages
>> started to stall and not come through for hours on end, we sent out a poll
>> (it turned out to be more like 3-4 polls) to see if we should join the
>> other couple groups.io bird listserves in the state on this platform. One
>> particularly convincing argument I remember reading was by Colin Meusel,
>> who now lives in the North Bay I hear, but was then a very active member of
>> our community. He cited the Yahoo Groups as a place more than eBird; to
>> discuss ID and distribution and wider topics together as a community. What
>> happened to this free spirited form of a group where we could discuss and,
>> dare I say it, even *vote* on what direction we would take our community!
>> Then suddenly out of the sky came new rules that aimed to make this group
>> into a glorified eBird. I have almost no point for this group between eBird
>> and my phone if we aren't allowed to discuss things other than
>> rare/uncommon birds: I find out about most of the rare birds reported here
>> via. text generally before I get the email, anyways (that being said
>> *please
>> *keep reporting rare birds here, regardless). As well, does it not seem
>> antithetical to Audubon, sponsors and creators of the Christmas Bird
>> Counts, a fantastic endeavor in citizen science and bird distribution, to
>> demote questions concerning bird distribution and helping new birders with
>> bird ID to a secondary, lesser forum?
>>
>> On another note there is the argument of those who simply don't have the
>> time or just don't want to add yet another group to their burgeoning list
>> of listservs. While not the most compelling argument at first glance, it
>> makes sense when you consider that anything rare or out of the ordinary
>> will not be posted to EBB-Discussions, as it will all be here. Clearly some
>> 900 subscribers of this list think somewhere along these lines and have not
>> joined EBB-Discussions.
>>
>> And finally, what I want to avoid here more than anything else is "listserv
>> shame" where members feel reluctant to post because they are worried of
>> being shot down and challenged over trivial grounds they neglected to pay
>> attention to before pressing send on that "Are Barrow's Goldeneye Regular
>> in the County Anymore?" email, as has happened on overly restrictive
>> listserves in other parts of California. I have even talked to posters here
>> who have begun to feel the same. I get the rationale for these changes, and
>> I sometimes get annoyed by the "First of Summer, Barn Swallow!" reports
>> sent in June, but I can choose what messages to selectively read, just as
>> someone here was able to choose to not read any S&d posts, and as many have
>> chosen not to read this novel I've written. And, yes, sometimes discussion
>> on the old yahoo groups could feel overwhelming after reading all 20
>> one-sentence replies to the same post, but I'm not sure we have gone about
>> fixing this problem the right way. Yes, we have made the problem disappear
>> but also with the side effect of stifling much of our conversations. A
>> thread can be closed after 8-9 replies, but let's not close it before it
>> gets even one! And rest assured, I'm sure adding the discussion group's 11
>> messages so far this year to EBB-Sightings will not suddenly overwhelm the
>> average reader. (Oh no, what a deluge will be pouring into my inbox! 1
>> whole new email a week!! My inbox organization will go down the drain!)
>>
>> I firmly believe that experimentation and change are generally positive
>> catalysts, yet I think we also need to be able to recognize when a change
>> has hurt more than it has helped: The segregation of this email group was a
>> good experiment, but I think it is time that we lock this one up in the
>> archives of time, and move on as one cohesive list.
>>
>> --Ethan
>>
>>
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Sibley's crowning moments

Carla
 

Hi All,

Sibley was delightful Sunday morning with Orange-crowned Warblers throughout the Park, Rufous-crowned Sparrows and a Lincoln's Sparrow off the Volcanic Trail, and several charming Golden-crowned Kinglets on the Skyline Trail! https://ebird.org/checklist/S65579899

On Saturday evening, also at Sibley, saw the frequent White-tailed Kite dive bombing a Red-tailed Hawk and making contact.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Spring!
Carla Din
Oakland

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