Ovenbird at Salesforce Garden
Thanks, Judi, for the note about the tours.
I BARTed in today from Walnut Creek and joined many others over a two-hour period from about 1 to 3 PM. It was a pretty good show put on by this little bird. Lots of conversation between birders about the drooping wing, the blunt, almost plover-like bill, wondering is a a male or female.
A number of non-birders stopped to ask what we were seeing. Some were interested, so more ho-hum. It was interesting to me because my marine engineers union hall was up Fremont Street until 2007 and for many years I took BART into the city to make my job call.
Thanks to all those who found and then reported this little bird. Maybe Salesforce Park will be the new Ferry/Sue Bierman Park, who know? And thanks, Pat, for twisting my arm into this one. It doesn't hurt so bad now that we all saw the bird.
Hugh B. Harvey