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Battery Godfrey -- Waterfowl et al., 10/31/19

Paul Saraceni
 

This morning (10/31) I caught the early morning flight @ Battery Godfrey (7:30-10 AM), during brisk NE winds and with beautiful visibility.

Had a nice diverse flight of waterfowl species, though not big numbers, and a small flight of typical passerines.

Observations of local interest:

Cackling Goose 4 (2/2)
Am. Wigeon 17 (8/9)
N. Pintail 9
REDHEAD 1 (flying w/Surf Scoters)
Greater Scaup 5
Surf Scoter 29
Com. Goldeneye 4 (1 flock flying E early)
Bufflehead 6 (tight flock on the water)
COM. MERGANSER 4 f. (flying E in one flock)
Clark's Grebe 3
W. Grebe 6
Band-tailed Pigeon 130
Parasitic Jaeger 2
Heermann's Gull 10
Mew Gull 80
Herring Gull 2 ad.
Glaucous-winged Gull 1 ad.
Elegant Tern 60
Com. Murre 4
Red-thr. Loon 13
Pacific Loon 1
Com. Loon 4
Turkey Vulture 3
N. Flicker 4
Am. Kestrel 2
Merlin 1
Peregrine Falcon 3 (flying together and sparring over the Presidio; 1 of this group or another later perched on S tower of GG Bridge)
Am. Robin 19
Varied Thrush 5
House Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Ruby-cr. Kinglet 2
Cedar Waxwing 28
Am. Pipit 11
Purple Finch 4
Pine Siskin 2
Lesser Goldfinch 1
Am. Goldfinch 1
Yel.-rumped Warbler 70
Orange-cr. Warbler 1

Paul Saraceni
San Francisco