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Orchard Oriole and other sightings at Fort Mason

David Assmann
 

An ORCHARD ORIOLE in the Battery was the best bird of the morning at Fort Mason.  Expected western migrants included 3 PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, a HERMIT THRUSH, a SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 2 WARBLING VIREOS, a CHIPPING SPARROW, a SAVANNAH SPARROW, a WESTERN MEADOWLARK, 2 HOODED ORIOLES, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, 14 YELLOW WARBLERS, 4 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, 6 TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS, 25 WESTERN TANAGERS, a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK and a LAZULI BUNTING. The WANDERING TATTLER was on the pier in Aquatic Park at high tide.