Castle Rock Regional Park

SteveLombardi <hot-rock@...>

I spent a delightful morning at Castle Rock Regional Park in Walnut Creek. Nothing rare, but lots of singing and breeding activity:

Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk Dive bombing a Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
White-throated Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Northern Flicker­ Red-shafted
Black Phoebe Nesting various places
Cassin's Vireo Presumed (singing)
Warbling Vireo Presumed (singing)
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Common Raven On nest
Cliff Swallow Nest-building
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch Investigating nest cavities
Bewick's Wren
House Wren Carrying nesting material
Western Bluebird Carrying nesting material
American Robin Nest building at picnic area next to pool
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler ­Myrtle
Yellow-rumped Warbler­ Audubon's
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco ­Oregon
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird Courtship (So called; 2 males trying to run down a female; very romantic.
Bullock's Oriole Nest building in picnic area next to pool
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Enjoy the spring.
Wag more, bark less