I paid a visit to Swenson Park In north Stockton this morning. It was cold (34F), but sunny and calm. If you’re looking for Purple Finch in Stockton, this is a good place to look. I had a total of twelve today, two adult males and ten females, mostly feeding in small groups on privet along Five Mile Slough (a couple of excellent documentary photos attached). I also had seven Pine Siskins, most feeding on Coast Redwood cones. Also notable were Red-breasted Nuthatches (a total of five), and an adult male “Prairie” Merlin feeding on a Cedar Waxwing (pic attached).
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