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Fort Mason Last Two Days - Blackburnian, Chat, etc.

David Assmann
 

The highlight of this morning's GGAS field trip at Fort Mason was a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER found a little after 9, and seen again around 10:30. Other warblers included an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, at least 7 TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, and 16+ YELLOW WARBLERS. There were at least 9 WESTERN TANAGERS, 5 WARBLING VIREOS, a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE, a SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 2 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS, a FOX SPARROW, a BEWICK'S WREN, 2 HOUSE WRENS, 2 or more RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and at least 2 PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS.

Yesterday the highlight was a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in a Cabbage Palm on the hillside above Aquatic Park.  Also seen were a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, 7 WESTERN TANAGERS, a WILSON'S WARBLER, 2 TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, 26+ YELLOW WARBLERS, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, 2 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS, a WILLOW FLYCATCHER, 2 PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, 3 WARBLING VIREOS, and 3 CEDAR WAXWINGS.

Poor quality photos of the Chat and Blackburnian attached.