Soggy Varied Thrush & White-throated Sparrow at Lodi Lake
Armed with umbrella and rain pants, I timed my arrival at LL this morning for a period of lighter rain, according to the radar. Naturally, it got heavier right after I arrived instead, and stayed heavy throughout my visit.
Bird activity and vocalization was accordingly minimal, but I found a few highlights nonetheless: At Pigs Lake, a small group of Golden-crowned Sparrows included a white-striped White-throated Sparrow. Nearby, also foraging on the ground, was a male Varied Thrush. Another highlight was the number of Fox Sparrows: 11. Only one vocalized.
I crossed paths with about 8 people. Only 1, other than myself, was wearing a mask. Currently, our county has only 3 ICU beds available.
Susan M. Schneider, PhD
Climate activist, behavioral psychologist, and award-winning author of The Science of Consequences
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