Bahl Birdin' in Anderson Valley
16 April 2022 - Our field trip to the Anderson
Valley Brewing Company grounds was fun and productive. We ticked
all of the hoped-for birds plus a couple of extras.
Bullock's Orioles - at least three pairs - we
watched a female gathering nest material and then adding it to
her extremely well-hidden nest.
Diversity was good, we tallied 48 taxa in all,
including a surprising number of raptors: Bald Eagle, Golden
Eagle, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Cooper's
Hawk, and American Kestrel. Our reward was delicious beers from
the taproom, which we enjoyed with lunch while watching a
Mockingbird defend his territory against a Crow.