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Black Diamond Mines Regional Park

Paul Schorr
 

An outing today to Black Diamond Mines Regional Park yielded the following noteworthy species:

Allen's Hummingbird
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Bullock's Oriole

In addition, we observed:

a pair of Red-tailed Hawks at a nest that a pair successfully used last year;
a Northern Harrier hunt and catch a large rodent (pocket gopher?);
and a Cooper's Hawk repeatedly attack Turkey Vultures that were apparently too close to its nest.

We observed a total of 40 species.

Good Birding,

Paul and Nancy Schorr
Antioch