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Lewis's Woodpeckers, Orchard Oriole and other sightings at Fort Mason this morning

David Assmann
 

A cooperative male ORCHARD ORIOLE on the west side of the garden was the first highlight of the day at Fort Mason. Later in the morning a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was circling the Eucalyptus trees west of the garden.  I lost sight of it, but a few minutes later found two Lewis's near the top of a Cyprus tree in the Battery.

Other more expected migrants included at least 15 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 3-5 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS (including one that sat at the top of the avocado tree in the garden for 90 minutes), 2 WESTERN FLYCATCHERS, 1 WARBLING VIREO, 1 CHIPPING SPARROW, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 3-4 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, 18 YELLOW WARBLERS, 8 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 1 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS, 2 TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, and 15 WESTERN TANAGERS.