Lawrence's Goldfinches, San Ramon


Saw 2 Lawrence's Goldfinches (an apparent pair) in the south parcel of Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space Preserve, between San Ramon and Danville this afternoon.
This is the first time I've seen this species in San Ramon and there are no eBird records for San Ramon either.
In light of the fact that a lot of their habitat must have been destroyed in the 350,000 acre SCU Lightning Complex Fire last summer, it will be interesting to see if Lawrence's show up in unusual places this season, like San Ramon and the ones Jim C. posted at Black Diamond Mines yesterday.

Steve Lombardi
San Ramon