Hayward Great-tailed Grackle

Eric Pilotte

Sorry for all the posts, I just got on the new list-serve. Yesterday Zach Baer and I had a male Great-tailed Grackle at the end of Depot Road at Hayward Regional Shoreline. This looks like ideal breeding habitat. Has breeding ever been confirmed here? To get to Depot Rd from Winton Ave, take a left on Cabot and a right on Depot Road. Park at the end. The bird was in the marsh to the northwest close to the road.

We also had 6 Ruddy Turnstones along with a large number of Red Knots along the bay.

Happy Birding!
Eric Pilotte
Benicia, CA