Bay side shorebirds, SF, 07/28/07

Paul Saraceni

I checked several locations on the Bay side this morning and observed a nice mix of southbound shorebirds.

Observations of local interest:

Pier 94 restoration area:
Snowy Egret 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 20+
Glaucous-winged Gull 1 (a tattered, over-summering bird in imm. plumage)

Heron's Head Park:
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 4
Black Oysterctacher 3
Black-bel. Plover 5
Long-billed Curlew 3
Whimbrel 3
Willet 4
Marbled Godwit 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
W. Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 20+
Forster's Tern 8

Also a few dragonflies out:
Blue-eyed Darner 2
Spot-winged Glider 2
Black Saddlebags 1

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco

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