Recent miscellaneous observations


The evening of 3/22/18, the continuing SUMMER TANAGER was very vocal above 1313 Bosworth at the side entrance to Glen Canyon Park. The bird called continuously from about 19:15 when I pulled up until 19:23 which was right around the "official" posted sunset.

On Corona Hill, the first Hooded Oriole was calling in the oaks above the 15th Street tennis courts.

Other sightings of note in recent days:

3/6/19 -

A Varied Thrush and a White-throated Sparrow were with the crowned Sparrow flock just off the trail in Coon Hollow in the East Oak Woodland/Golden Gate Park.

3/8 -

One person with a bag off food coaxed (70) Common Ravens into one small area at the south base of South Twin Peak.

3/9 -

A Band-tailed Pigeon was "singing" at Laguna Honda.

3/16 -

On Bayview Hill both the "pure" Red-breasted and Red-breasted x Red-naped Sapsucker were still working the eukes at the top.

3/19 - Early morning on Mount Davidson a pair of Ravens interrupted their nest construction to attempt to drive a Great Horned Owl off of the old red-tail nest in the ivy covered euke just above the "ravine"

3/20 - (2) (Aleutian )Cackling Geese were with Canada Geese in the Hunter's Point Shipyard fields across the fence from Yosemite Slough Restoration Area/Candlestick SRA. Construction here appears finished (for now), the community garden pond is brimming with water and the place looks ripe for a fine spring migration.

3/21 - a healthy count of (17) Wilson's snipe flew out at dusk at Heron's Head.

The first spring migrant Wilson's Warbler I've encountered was singing at Laguna Honda that morning.

That's all for now but more to come with spring migration picking up daily.

Good luck out there,

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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