Antioch Marina - this morning

Paul Schorr

This morning we birded the Antioch Marina area which is located at the north end of 'L' Street. Following the paved walkway around the marina will lead to an eastern portion of the Dow Wetlands. Interestingly, we could hear barking sea lions in the river to the west of the marina.

Noteworthy sightings included:

20+ Great-tailed Grackles
4 Eurasian Collared-Doves
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets
2 Orange-crowned Warblers
4 Fox Sparrows
1 Virginia Rail (heard)
1 Sora
2 Common Yellowthroats

Additional species observed were:

Canada Goose
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Common Gallinule
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Brewer's Blackbird
House Sparrow

Good birding,

Paul and Nancy Schorr