Lark Sparrow and other sightings at Fort Mason


David Assmann
 

It was quite active at Fort Mason this morning with 8 species of sparrows, including a LARK SPARROW, two CHIPPING SPARROWS and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS have arrived in large numbers, with at least 100, mostly around the Battery.  Other warblers were fairly sparse with a NASHVILLE, an ORANGE-CROWNED, a YELLOW and 3 TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS.  There were 2 WESTERN TANAGERS in the garden, which also had a SPOTTED TOWHEE and a VARIED THRUSH. When I first arrived there were 8 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS and an AMERICAN PIPIT on the Great Meadow (before the dogs arrived). An intergrade NORTHERN FLICKER was in the garden. A RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was in the Eucalyptus trees.