Fort Funston, 9/26/20


Paul Saraceni
 

This morning during the round-up I covered Ft. Funston, walking about 4 miles and checking numerous groves and other spots.  There was minimal presence of regular western migrants (e.g., single "Western" Flycatcher, House Wren, Yellow & Yel.-rumped Warblers, 5 Townsend's Warblers) -- much less than noted by others elsewhere in SF.

Some observations of local interest, landbird-wise:
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird sp. 1
Say's Phoebe 4
Willow Flycatcher 1
Barn Swallow 1 (flying N over bluff)
Bewick's Wren 8 (multiple locations; Ft. F. is definitely an SF-stronghold for this species)
Am. Pipit 9 (8 calling-flyovers + 1 on the ground)
Spotted Towhee 3 (2 + 1 seen at different locations)
Sparrows: single Lincoln's, Fox, Golden-crowned

I sea-watched from a bluff for about an hour after the marine layer moved way out, and had some early and unusual waterfowl, all flying N over the ocean:
Gadwall 2 (flying together)
Greater Scaup 1 m.
LONG-TAILED DUCK 1 f. (flying solo; observed well, just out from the surf)

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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