Local Interest Fort Mason and Crissy Lagoon - American White Pelicans, etc.

David Assmann

The Battery and the Garden at Fort Mason had good migrants this morning, with two PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, 2 HOODED ORIOLES, a WESTERN TANAGER and a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER in the Garden  Five CLIFF SWALLOWS flew over the garden, with mid-air feeding occurring. There were several other swallows, including a TREE SWALLOW, a BARN SWALLOW and a NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW.  The Battery had a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 2 BULLOCK'S ORIOLES, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a WARBLING VIREO, 2 WESTERN KINGBIRDS, 9 YELLOW WARBLERS, 2 PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, and two WESTERN TANAGERS. A WILSON'S WARBLER was in the trees at the first intersection in the garden from Franklin. The highlights at Crissy Lagoon were two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS swimming with two BROWN PELICANS, and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE on the north side of the Lagoon.