Local Interest - Crissy Field and Fort Mason


David Assmann
 

The juvenile WHITE-TAILED KITE that's been seen from time to time at Crissy Lagoon was there again early this morning - it appears to be there only very early in the day, and then flies south-east as soon as it gets busy.  Four AMERICAN WHITE-PELICANS were in the Lagoon.  Yesterday a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE foraged on the south west side.  At Fort Mason this morning a WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE (FOF) was in the garden. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was there as well.


Karen Offereins
 

Saw the juvenile WHITE-TAILED KITE at Crissy Lagoon today around 5:40pm.  It was on the East side near the bridge.  It was being dive-bombed by a gull.  Then it landed on the exposed beach, where a number of crows gathered around it.  It flew up and was then immediately chased and dive-bombed by the handful of crows that pursued it. 

My grainy photo of it is below.

Also saw 7 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, 3 CASPIAN TERNS, 4 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, 1 LEAST SANDPIPER, about 3 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 1 GREAT EGRET, 1 GREAT BLUE HERON, 1 LONG-BILLED CURLEW, and 1 KILLDEER.


Karen.