shorebird migration and fire


Josiah Clark <sunbittern@...>
 

A SB Dowitcher today and a WHimbrel yesterday were at Crissy. Elegant terns are beginning to appear on Torpedo wharf by the Coast Guard pier as well. An adult male anatum Peregrine made a pass at the house finch laden radish patch by the Natural Resources Field Office (check out their court yard pond there for drinking migrants) across and just up the hill from the Public Health hospital.
Hooded Orioles are still common at nearby Presidio hills but Ive not seen the chicks there. 10 QuaI chicks have dwindled to 1 along the Ecology trail in the Presidio as reported by my high school intern .

As far as that Mnt Davidson fire goes, it might be the best thing thats ever happend to that hillside. Ill be interested to see if any fire regime plants come up there...
Josiah



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Dan Murphy <murphsf@...>
 

No fewer than 6 Whimbrels on the beach by the Bank Swallow colony today.

The fire on the grasslands at Mt. Davidson isn't the first, is it? It seems
to me that burns from time to time.

Dan

Josiah Clark wrote:

A SB Dowitcher today and a WHimbrel yesterday were at Crissy. Elegant
terns are beginning to appear on Torpedo wharf by the Coast Guard pier as
well. An adult male anatum Peregrine made a pass at the house finch laden
radish patch by the Natural Resources Field Office (check out their court
yard pond there for drinking migrants) across and just up the hill from the
Public Health hospital.
Hooded Orioles are still common at nearby Presidio hills but Ive not seen
the chicks there. 10 QuaI chicks have dwindled to 1 along the Ecology trail
in the Presidio as reported by my high school intern .

As far as that Mnt Davidson fire goes, it might be the best thing thats
ever happend to that hillside. Ill be interested to see if any fire regime
plants come up there...
Josiah

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