NW SF, 12/25/13

Paul Saraceni

I spent a few hours first thing this morning at Battery Godfrey (6:45-9 AM), followed by a quick loop through Lobos Dunes, with the following observations of local interest:

Battery Godfrey:

N. PINTAIL 16 (flocks of 9 & 7 flying through the Gate)
Common Loon 3
Pacific Loon 2
Red-thr. Loon 9
Brown Pelican 6
Turkey Vulture 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 (perched atop S. tower of GG Bridge)
Black Oystercatcher 2
Killdeer 4 (fly-bys)
Mew Gull 400+ (most flying E into the Bay)
Common Murre 250+ (most flying E into the Bay)
Purple Finch 5

Also: Harbor Porpoise 2

Lobos Dunes:

"YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKER 1 m. (a "clean"-looking male that posed nicely for photos)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Bewick's Wren 1
W. Bluebird 1
Purple Finch 3

Also: E. Fox Squirrel 1

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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