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Leona Regional Open Space

janet ellis
 

Overcast day so I decided to go for this trail from Campus to Merritt College again. I'm still not up on to many ID by sound, but did recognize some.
On my way north I heard more birds then seen, but on my way back I was spotting more.
One stop I was hearing Wrentits in the chaparral and spotted a bird up the slope in a bush. I took a few shots and reviewed it and first by the color thought it was a Western Bluebird but looking closer I came up with a Lazuli Bunting.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jellis50/8680724229/in/photostream

Later I believe from the sound and the picture I took, that this is a Pacific-slope Flycatcher which I heard a few out there.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jellis50/8680789111/in/photostream/

Other birds I spotted:
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crown Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Stellar Jay
Scrub Jay
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Flicker-Red shafted
Mallard
Eurasian Collared Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Hermit Thrush
Robin
California Quail
Wrentit
Downy Woodpecker
Bushtit
Chestnut-back Chickadee

Janet Ellis
San Leandro


Re: Scaup Hybrid(?) - Lake Merritt

Lee Aurich
 

Wednesday on the monthly GGAS Bird Walk of Lake Merritt, led by Hilary Powers, she found again the mysterious bird that Bob Lewis initially identified. Two pictures that show a bit more detail are at:
http://aurich.com/Email/MiscBird/_MG_3516.jpg
http://aurich.com/Email/MiscBird/_MG_3520.jpg

Lee
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On 4/20/2013 11:16 PM, Bob Lewis wrote:
I was photographing at Lake Merritt a couple of days ago and just
looked over images. I've posted one at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boblewis/8667797928/in/photostream that
puzzled me. It looks like a mix between scaup and Ring-necked Duck.
I'd be interested in any comments.
Nifty bird - I wish I'd spotted her yesterday morning when I was down
there.

I kind of like Tufted Duck for the cross - the head shape doesn't seem
to have picked up any sort of top peak, and the bill would work for either.

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Black-headed Grosbeak

calete94501 <chrisbard@...>
 

Just had a new yard bird...Black-headed Grosbeak was singing in backyard.
Chris Bard
Cambridge near Fernside
Alameda


Mines Road

Ricardo Villasenor <ricardovillasenor57@...>
 

I have to apologize for my previous report.  I now know I was in error and what I saw was the Lark bunting reported by others in the Del Puerto Canyon Road intersection with Mines Road and NOT the yellow-billed magpie reported in error.  I saw the white patch on the inner wings and just assumed it was a magpie.  The Lark Bunting is a life first for me.  Once again, please accept my apology. 
 
Ric Villasenor, San Ramon

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Lark Bunting--Del Puerto Canyon

rosita94598
 

Yes, slightly out of area, but a Lark Bunting was seen this morning during the Mt. Diablo Audubon field trip to Del Puerto Canyon Road. The Lark bunting was seen about 10 AM at Mile marker 3.0 when starting from I-5 and going west. This is a gully which is a usual stop for Rock Wrens and Bullock's Oriole, both of which we also saw. The Tree Tobacco also attracts hummingbirds and we did see on male Anna's, too.

The Lark Bunting was photographed by Beth Branthaver and is on her website here:

http://bethb.smugmug.com/Birds/Local/Del-Puerto-Canyon-wMDAS-2013/29087479_d6T3pN#!i=2475810093&k=S6b2rkD

We were already beyond cell phone range, but I did leave a message on the Northern California Rare Bird Alert by calling from The Junction.

Sorry for the delay in posting, but I am only just home.

Hugh B. Harvey
MDAS field trip chair
Walnut Creek


No Blue Grosbeak on Patterson Pass Rd.

richard s. cimino
 

Today Jim Ross and I did some relaxed birding hoping to see a few migrants.
Along South Flynn Rd. we watched an elegant Golden Eagle flying below
the Wind Turbines along a southeastern ridge.
The eagle was using the warm air off the hill side to fly without any
effort.
Traveling South Flynn Rd. we counted three Loggerhead Shrikes and two
Western Kingbirds.
We found no Blue Grosbeak on the typical known Patterson Pass spots.
Along Mines Rd. to stopped at the 4351 Mines Rd. field and Sycamore
Grove along the Arroyo Mocho.
We watch up to five Lawrence's Gold finches, Bullocks Orioles, Chestnut
Backed Chickadee's in the Sycamore Trees.
Jim located a Western Kingbird nest high in a Sycamore which ended up
being the highlight of the day.
Rich Cimino
Pleasanton


Mines Road

Ricardo Villasenor <ricardovillasenor57@...>
 

Today I went to see what I could find along Mines Road in the Livermore area. My first stop was at 4351 mines Road where I saw a Western Kingbird  which came out of the trees and perched on the barbwire fence for an extended view.  I then proceeded to MM 8.4 and got a nice view of an Eurasian collared-dove perched on a wooded pole next to a building and then flew directly overhead across the road.  At the county line (Alameda/Santa Clara) I saw a  California quail scurry up a slope into the brush.  Finally at the intersection of San Antonio and Mines Roads I saw an acorn woodpecker and Nuttall's woodpecker.  Elsewhere along the road I saw red-tailed hawks, American robin, European starlings, scrub jays, and a glimpse at what I believed was a yellow-billed magpie in flight near the large horse corral pull out. 
 
Ric Villasenor, San Ramon

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Tilden Nature Area & construction warning

judisierra
 

I walked to Jewell Lake and the service road this morning looking for spring arrivals. Near the bicycle rack just past the end of the parking lot, in the bushes were many Wilson's Warblers and a probable McGillivrays. I had a brief look before it dove low into the bushes. It was definitely a hooded warbler of the McG, Nashville type and given the habitat I'm guessing the former. A little further up in the underbrush I could hear a Swainson's thrush singing and giving the soft whit call. On ward were a pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks. Pacific slope flycatchers and Wilson's were everywhere.
Noise Warning- When I reached the Little Farm there was major earth digging going on with heavy equipment. All the animals were corralled in one area. A crew was out spray painting underground utility locations (call before you dig). I asked one of workers what was going on and he said there's a huge sewer line replacement project going to happen and even the Little Farm will be closed. He gave me an extensive run down of what work will be done. I asked him when and he said next year. Maybe he meant it'll be finished next year but considering they were spray painting on the lawn very temporary, it looks like it's going to start soon.
Judi Sierra Oakalnd

Judi Sierra


Re: Mitchell Canyon 4/22

Louis Libert
 

Forgot to mention: Also saw 3 HERMIT WARBLERS - all of them on the main trail, 2 before the Black Point intersection, 1 at the intersection.

Louis Libert
Oakland

On Apr 22, 2013, at 6:18 PM, Louis Libert wrote:

Birded Mitchell Canyon at Mount Diablo from 9 - 4 today. Highlights were:

2 Calliope Hummingbirds - both on Red Road - one was just before the first patch of sage, the other was just before the woods start again
1 Hammond's Flycatcher - Red Road fairly close to the beginning of the trail.
1 Lazuli Bunting preening and singing after a dip in the creek on main trail 1000 yards before you get to Red Road
1 Black-headed Grosbeak - just before the bunting

also WESTERN TANAGER, NASHVILLE WARBLER (at least 10), BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (3), TOWNSEND'S WARBLER (some singing), WARBLING VIREO (singing), FOX SPARROW, WRENTIT, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER among other usual suspects.

Louis Libert
Oakland



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Urban Bluebirds

rfs_berkeley
 

Two pairs of Western Bluebirds are nesting at San Pablo Park in
Berkeley; both in nest boxes. The pair at the south end have young which
are ~7 days old. The north pair are incubating.

Last year (for the first time since 2008) House Sparrows destroyed a
brood on the south side. This year, so far so good. House Sparrows are
nesting across the street in terra cotta roof tiles.

These Bluebirds have a tolerance for weekend crowds that continues to
amaze me.

Rusty Scalf


Mitchell Canyon 4/22

Louis Libert
 

Birded Mitchell Canyon at Mount Diablo from 9 - 4 today. Highlights were:

2 Calliope Hummingbirds - both on Red Road - one was just before the first patch of sage, the other was just before the woods start again
1 Hammond's Flycatcher - Red Road fairly close to the beginning of the trail.
1 Lazuli Bunting preening and singing after a dip in the creek on main trail 1000 yards before you get to Red Road
1 Black-headed Grosbeak - just before the bunting


also WESTERN TANAGER, NASHVILLE WARBLER (at least 10), BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (3), TOWNSEND'S WARBLER (some singing), WARBLING VIREO (singing), FOX SPARROW, WRENTIT, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER among other usual suspects.

Louis Libert
Oakland


Black-headed Grosbeak in Antioch yard - 4/22

Paul Schorr
 

This morning we had our FOS Black-headed Grosbeak singing in our yard.

In addition, there was a female Selasphorus hummingbird at the feeders and the American Goldfinches are stunning.

Happy Earth Day and good birding,

Paul and Nancy Schorr
Antioch


GGAS Birdathon - Six-Hour Oakland Whirlwind - 105 Species

Glen Tepke
 

I sent this to the list a few hours ago, but it seems to have disappeared into the Yahoo Triangle, so I'm trying again. Apologies if you end up getting this twice.


As part of the Golden Gate Audubon Society Birdathon, between 8:03 and 2:03 today, the Oaktown Ouzels -- Pat Bacchetti, Carol Chetkovich, Nicole Clausing, Ilana DeBare, Pipi Ray Diamond, Kitty O'Neil, Mark Rauzon, and Glen Tepke -- did a whirlwind tour of seven birding sites in or immediately adjacent to the city of Oakland, finishing the day with 105 species. One more species, Cliff Swallow, was seen by only one team member, so we didn't count it. Our route, with highlight birds, included:

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve - WHITE-TAILED KITE (1- quite uncommon around Oakland), GOLDEN EAGLE (2), HOUSE WREN (1), RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW (1), LARK SPARROW (4-5), LAZULI BUNTING (3)

Joaquin Miller Park - PACIFIC WREN (2)

Dimond Park - WARBLING VIREO (4-5)

Lake Merritt - CACKLING GOOSE (2) in the fenced duck pond, HOODED MERGANSER (1) female among the scaup near the Embarcadero

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park - RED KNOT (1), LEAST TERN (4)

Garretson Point, MLK Regional Shoreline - BLUE-WINGED TEAL (3)

Arrowhead Marsh - MLK Regional Shoreline - CLAPPER RAIL (1 seen, 3-4 heard)

A complete list follows. Thanks to all of the team members for a great day in Oaktown. And thanks to all of our sponsors for their support of GGAS. It's not too late to get in on the Birdathon action - there are more field trips scheduled for next weekend, or you can show your support for the only conservation and environmental education organization focused on the birds of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and points north on the East Bay shore by pledging at http://www.goldengateaudubon.org/donate/birdathon-2013/. If you want to specifically acknowledge the Oaktown Ouzels, you can pledge here:

https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/goldengateaudubon/campaign.jsp?campaign=396&team=74&fundraiser=110584400&

On behalf of the birds, thanks for your help.

Glen Tepke
Oakland


CACKLING GOOSE
CANADA GOOSE
MALLARD
BLUE-WINGED TEAL
CINNAMON TEAL
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
GREATER SCAUP
HOODED MERGANSER
RUDDY DUCK
CALIFORNIA QUAIL
WILD TURKEY
PIED-BILLED GREBE
HORNED GREBE
EARED GREBE
WESTERN GREBE
CLARK'S GREBE
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
BROWN PELICAN
SNOWY EGRET
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
TURKEY VULTURE
WHITE-TAILED KITE
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
RED-TAILED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
AMERICAN KESTREL
CLAPPER RAIL
AMERICAN COOT
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
KILLDEER
BLACK-NECKED STILT
AMERICAN AVOCET
WILLET
WHIMBREL
LONG-BILLED CURLEW
MARBLED GODWIT
RED KNOT
SANDERLING
WESTERN SANDPIPER
LEAST SANDPIPER
DUNLIN
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
RING-BILLED GULL
WESTERN GULL
CALIFORNIA GULL
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL
LEAST TERN
CASPIAN TERN
FORSTER'S TERN
ROCK PIGEON
BAND-TAILED PIGEON
MOURNING DOVE
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD
ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD
HAIRY WOODPECKER
NORTHERN FLICKER
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER
BLACK PHOEBE
HUTTON'S VIREO
WARBLING VIREO
STELLER'S JAY
WESTERN SCRUB-JAY
AMERICAN CROW
COMMON RAVEN
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW
BARN SWALLOW
CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE
OAK TITMOUSE
BUSHTIT
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
BROWN CREEPER
BEWICK'S WREN
HOUSE WREN
PACIFIC WREN
MARSH WREN
WRENTIT
WESTERN BLUEBIRD
AMERICAN ROBIN
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
EUROPEAN STARLING
CEDAR WAXWING
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
WILSON'S WARBLER
SPOTTED TOWHEE
RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW
CALIFORNIA TOWHEE
LARK SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
SONG SPARROW
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW
DARK-EYED JUNCO
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK
LAZULI BUNTING
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
PURPLE FINCH
HOUSE FINCH
LESSER GOLDFINCH
HOUSE SPARROW


Re: Coyote Hills (4/21) - Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler Hybrid

Bill Bousman
 

Folks:

The problems with these hybrids is always interesting. But the Australasian Shoveler is rarely the culprit. It has a mottled gray head that is nothing like the green head of our Northern or the gray and green head of the bird pictured by Jerry.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

At 08:57 PM 4/21/2013, Rusty Scalf wrote:


Could this bird be an Australian Shoveler?

Rusty Scalf

This (4/21) afternoon I went back to Coyote Hills in hope of
re-finding the Solitary Sandpiper seen this morning. No luck on that.

However, I found a male Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler Hybrid on
the northwest corner of the Main Pond (the one with observation deck).
It has white crescents, orange eye, spotted breast, partial
violet-gray face (which resemble Blue-winged Teal) and large long
bill, green neck, black/white back and brown, fail streaked side
(which resemble Northern Shoveler). Here are a couple of shots:

<http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryting/8670800690/in/photostream>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryting/8670800690/in/photostream

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont


Pacific Wrens in Redwood Park

Bob Power <rcpower@...>
 

Hi all,

"Winter Wrens in Redwood Park" is a great tongue-twister. Three times and you're
at Wedwood Pawk, guaranteed.
Alas, they are no longer Winter wrens.

I took a walk down the Tres Sendas trail this morning. At the junction of Tres
Sendas and West Ridge a Cassin's Vireo was calling.

In the neighborhood around the trailhead, Pine Siskins, Red-breasted Nuthatches,
and Western Tanagers were calling, calling, and singing, respectively.

I had fun sneaking up on a couple of Pacific Wrens and recorded some of their
vocalizations. Extended song and chatter call.

They're captured in some shaky video at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14935921@N00/

Good birding,

Bob Power
Oakland, CA


Re: Coyote Hills (4/21) - Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler Hybrid

rfs_berkeley
 

Could this bird be an Australian Shoveler?

Rusty Scalf

This (4/21) afternoon I went back to Coyote Hills in hope of
re-finding the Solitary Sandpiper seen this morning. No luck on that.

However, I found a male Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler Hybrid on
the northwest corner of the Main Pond (the one with observation deck).
It has white crescents, orange eye, spotted breast, partial
violet-gray face (which resemble Blue-winged Teal) and large long
bill, green neck, black/white back and brown, fail streaked side
(which resemble Northern Shoveler). Here are a couple of shots:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryting/8670800690/in/photostream

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont


Coyote Hills (4/21) - Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler Hybrid

Jerry Ting
 

This (4/21) afternoon I went back to Coyote Hills in hope of re-finding the Solitary Sandpiper seen this morning. No luck on that.

However, I found a male Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler Hybrid on the northwest corner of the Main Pond (the one with observation deck). It has white crescents, orange eye, spotted breast, partial violet-gray face (which resemble Blue-winged Teal) and large long bill, green neck, black/white back and brown, fail streaked side (which resemble Northern Shoveler). Here are a couple of shots:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryting/8670800690/in/photostream

Happy Birding,

Jerry Ting
Fremont


GGAS Birdathon - Six-Hour Oakland Whirlwind - 105 Species

Glen Tepke
 

As part of the Golden Gate Audubon Society Birdathon, between 8:03 and 2:03 today, the Oaktown Ouzels -- Pat Bacchetti, Carol Chetkovich, Nicole Clausing, Ilana DeBare, Pipi Ray Diamond, Kitty O'Neil, Mark Rauzon, and Glen Tepke -- did a whirlwind tour of seven birding sites in or immediately adjacent to the city of Oakland, finishing the day with 105 species. One more species, Cliff Swallow, was seen by only one team member, so we didn't count it. Our route, with highlight birds, included:

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve - WHITE-TAILED KITE (1- quite uncommon around Oakland), GOLDEN EAGLE (2), HOUSE WREN (1), RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW (1), LARK SPARROW (4-5), LAZULI BUNTING (3)

Joaquin Miller Park - PACIFIC WREN (2)

Dimond Park - WARBLING VIREO (4-5)

Lake Merritt - CACKLING GOOSE (2) in the fenced duck pond, HOODED MERGANSER (1) female among the scaup near the Embarcadero

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park - RED KNOT (1), LEAST TERN (4)

Garretson Point, MLK Regional Shoreline - BLUE-WINGED TEAL (3)

Arrowhead Marsh - MLK Regional Shoreline - CLAPPER RAIL (1 seen, 3-4 heard)

A complete list follows. Thanks to all of the team members for a great day in Oaktown. And thanks to all of our sponsors for their support of GGAS. It's not too late to get in on the Birdathon action - there are more field trips scheduled for next weekend, or you can show your support for the only conservation and environmental education organization focused on the birds of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and points north on the East Bay shore by pledging at http://www.goldengateaudubon.org/donate/birdathon-2013/. If you want to specifically acknowledge the Oaktown Ouzels, you can pledge here :

https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/goldengateaudubon/campaign.jsp?campaign=396&team=74&fundraiser=110584400&

On behalf of the birds, thanks for your help.

Glen Tepke
Oakland


CACKLING GOOSE
CANADA GOOSE
MALLARD
BLUE-WINGED TEAL
CINNAMON TEAL
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
GREATER SCAUP
HOODED MERGANSER
RUDDY DUCK
CALIFORNIA QUAIL
WILD TURKEY
PIED-BILLED GREBE
HORNED GREBE
EARED GREBE
WESTERN GREBE
CLARK'S GREBE
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
BROWN PELICAN
SNOWY EGRET
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
TURKEY VULTURE
WHITE-TAILED KITE
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
RED-TAILED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
AMERICAN KESTREL
CLAPPER RAIL
AMERICAN COOT
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
KILLDEER
BLACK-NECKED STILT
AMERICAN AVOCET
WILLET
WHIMBREL
LONG-BILLED CURLEW
MARBLED GODWIT
RED KNOT
SANDERLING
WESTERN SANDPIPER
LEAST SANDPIPER
DUNLIN
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
RING-BILLED GULL
WESTERN GULL
CALIFORNIA GULL
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL
LEAST TERN
CASPIAN TERN
FORSTER'S TERN
ROCK PIGEON
BAND-TAILED PIGEON
MOURNING DOVE
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD
ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD
HAIRY WOODPECKER
NORTHERN FLICKER
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER
BLACK PHOEBE
HUTTON'S VIREO
WARBLING VIREO
STELLER'S JAY
WESTERN SCRUB-JAY
AMERICAN CROW
COMMON RAVEN
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW
BARN SWALLOW
CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE
OAK TITMOUSE
BUSHTIT
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
BROWN CREEPER
BEWICK'S WREN
HOUSE WREN
PACIFIC WREN
MARSH WREN
WRENTIT
WESTERN BLUEBIRD
AMERICAN ROBIN
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
EUROPEAN STARLING
CEDAR WAXWING
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
WILSON'S WARBLER
SPOTTED TOWHEE
RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW
CALIFORNIA TOWHEE
LARK SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
SONG SPARROW
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW
DARK-EYED JUNCO
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK
LAZULI BUNTING
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
PURPLE FINCH
HOUSE FINCH
LESSER GOLDFINCH
HOUSE SPARROW


Mitchell Canyon Birds

basquebirder
 

After having spent 6 and a half hours walking around Mitchell Canyon, desperately in search for Hammond's Flycatcher and Calliope Hummingbird (to no avail), I managed to find a couple migrants. Highlights were:
- Cassin's Vireo
- Hermit Warbler
- 2 Black-throated Gray Warblers
- 5 Nashville Warblers! (high count!)
- 3 Western Tanagers
- 4 Black-headed Grosbeaks
- 2 Rufous-crowned Sparrows (not migrants but still cool)
Another amazing highlight was a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, that startled a lady on the trail as it began rattling its tail. I got amazing photographs!
In spite of dipping on my 2 targets, 'twas a great day nonetheless!
Good birding,
Cédric Duhalde


Hayward Shoreline (Frank's Dump)

rfs_berkeley
 

Bob Lewis, Elinor Benami, Shaddi Hasan and I drove to the end of Winton
Ave and walked to Frank's Dump in search of Knots. We succeeded,
finding a single Red Knot among the many hundreds of birds in a high
tide roost, then 3 of them fairly close foraging along the shoreline as
the tide went out towards noon. Also of note were 3 Wilson's Phalarope.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Double-crested Cormorant
Snowy Egret
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Whimbrel
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Sanderling
Dunlin
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Western Gull
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon
American Crow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Common Yellowthroat
California Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

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