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RFI Red Crossbills in Berkeley

John Cant 793-5216
 

Has anyone seen/heard any since Tuesday? 

Thank you,
John CantFremont

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 3:12:24 PM PST, dp_eas via Groups.Io <dp_eas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Today there were 8-15 Red Crossbills at the Berkeley Waterfront. Quite possibly this is the same group observed on 29 November at Emeryville Marina. Park just south of Berkeley fishing pier at end of University Avenue. Cross street (go east) and birds were foraging in tall Monterey-type pines in and around the gully with the nice willow riparian.

Emilie Strauss
Berkeley, CA

Travis Hails
 

On Sunday, 12/8/19 2:15 there were at least 4 Red Crossbills near the small-boat launch ramp at the Berkeley Marina.
I saw at least 2 males & 2 females in the pine / juniper in the parking strips of the boat launch parking, and the strip between this and the parking lot to the east, next to the bathrooms
Last seen, the birds flew west (into the sun) and I could not relocate them

Travis Hails

On Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:01:46 AM PST, John Cant 793-5216 <jgcant@...> wrote:

Has anyone seen/heard any since Tuesday? 

Thank you,
John CantFremont

    On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 3:12:24 PM PST, dp_eas via Groups.Io <dp_eas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Today there were 8-15 Red Crossbills at the Berkeley Waterfront. Quite possibly this is the same group observed on 29 November at Emeryville Marina. Park just south of Berkeley fishing pier at end of University Avenue. Cross street (go east) and birds were foraging in tall Monterey-type pines in and around the gully with the nice willow riparian.

Emilie Strauss
Berkeley, CA

Annie Vargas
 

Dovetailing on Travis's post, two members of the East Bay Nature birding
group (Mike & Rusty) also spotted 4 Red Crossbills yesterday morning (12/8)
in Berkeley at approximately 11 am. At least one was a female. Here is
their description:

"They were north of Skates restaurant on Seawall Drive. They were in the
cypress tree at the driveway entrance to the marina parking lot that is
closed with an "S" gate across it."

They also spotted 2 Surf Scoters "swimming near the burrowing owl protected
space at Caesar Chavez Park, north of the marina."

Pictures of crossbills and surf scoter here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/183140474@N02/

Go birds!

Annie Vargas
Walnut Creek




On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 6:46 AM Travis Hails via Groups.Io <travishails=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

On Sunday, 12/8/19 2:15 there were at least 4 Red Crossbills near the
small-boat launch ramp at the Berkeley Marina.
I saw at least 2 males & 2 females in the pine / juniper in the parking
strips of the boat launch parking, and the strip between this and the
parking lot to the east, next to the bathrooms
Last seen, the birds flew west (into the sun) and I could not relocate them

Travis Hails


On Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:01:46 AM PST, John Cant 793-5216 <
jgcant@...> wrote:

Has anyone seen/heard any since Tuesday?

Thank you,
John CantFremont

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 3:12:24 PM PST, dp_eas via Groups.Io
<dp_eas=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Today there were 8-15 Red Crossbills at the Berkeley Waterfront. Quite
possibly this is the same group observed on 29 November at Emeryville
Marina. Park just south of Berkeley fishing pier at end of University
Avenue. Cross street (go east) and birds were foraging in tall
Monterey-type pines in and around the gully with the nice willow riparian.

Emilie Strauss
Berkeley, CA








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