Greater White-fronted Geese in Fremont 4/12/10


George Chrisman
 

Today at lunch hour, there were 8 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE in the flooded fields along Cushing Parkway south of Auto Mall Parkway, near the Lam Research Campus. This area is in the Warm Springs Section of Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The fields are flooded with vernal pools, and there were hundreds of shorebirds in them today, including over 75 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, STILTS, AVOCETS, DOWITCHERS, & GREATER YELLOWLEGS. Dozens of ducks and geese, including CINNAMON TEAL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, & AMERICAN WIGEON. This is the most bird life I have seen in this area this year, except for the ponds at the Linear Parkway off Nobel Drive.

Good Birding,

George Chrisman
Burlingame, CA