Hooded orioles in Berkeley


Male and female hooded orioles seen together at the UC Botanical Gardens on Centennial Rd today about 11 AM. They were on a wire and then flew into a tree behind the restrooms near the front entrance.

Singing warbling vireos and orange crowned warblers and also Townsend's warblers seen in CA section near top of the hill by picnic benches under the oak trees.

Also saw 3 surfbirds and 4 black oystercatchers about 50 Yards south-west of point Emery on the mud during low tide. Point Emery is off of the Ashby Exit on 80 West in Berkeley. Turn left when exit the freeway and look for the parking area on a very small peninsula on your right.

Harold Newman