Re: Clark's Nutcracker continues at Agua Dulce, 20 Sep

Larry Edwards

As an FYI, there is shorter, more direct path to pump house. Take the trail on the east side of the parking lot, just north of the bathrooms. Keep left at the trail forks, pass through the open meadow-like area, and you will see the pump house through the trees as you proceed.

The "creek" (currently dry) is just beyond and below the pump house.

Larry Edwards
San Diego

On 9/20/2018 1:34 PM, Barbara via Groups.Io wrote:
A Clark's Nutcracker was seen and photographed this morning near the pump house at Agua Dulce. I first saw it in flight and later, perched atop a tall tree.

I did not see a second bird that was reported by another couple.

I also found a lost birder who neglected to take the second right as per Nancy's instructions:

"The trailhead is on Wooded Hill Road. At the end of the road is a gate with a parking area and outhouse. Walk past the gate on the road roughly half a mile. Take a dirt fork to the right (still a road). After about a quarter mile there is another fork to the right. Take that and that dirt road will end at the pump house."

On my eBird app, that second right is approximately .14 mi from the first right turn (More like a veering to the right than a sharp 90 degree right turn.).

Barbara Carlson
San Diego

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