Sparrows and other sightings at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

Lots of sparrow activity on the lawns today - two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, at least six CHIPPING SPARROWS, two SAVANNAH SPARROWS and nine FOX SPARROWS.  When I arrived in the garden, about a dozen NORTHERN FLICKERS (including one Intergrade) flew in - at least six more were seen later. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS are now present in large numbers - at least 125 spread throughout Fort Mason. An ACORN WOODPECKER was an unexpected sight (perhaps one of the Lafayette Park birds). Two WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were walking along the hillside west of the garden. There were two RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS - one in the garden and one in the Battery. Flycatchers included one PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, and a SAY'S PHOEBE. A HOUSE WREN continued in the garden, and there was a GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET in the Battery.  A HOODED ORIOLE showed up in the garden, and the Battery had at least seven BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS. One WESTERN TANAGER was also in the Battery.

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