"Pink-sided" Dark-eyed Junco, Islay Creek Campground, 1 Dec

Tom Edell

This morning the “pink-sided” Dark-eyed Junco Jay Carroll found yesterday was still present in the Islay Creek Campground. It was near the beginning of the campground at campsite #3 with three “Oregon” type juncos. This is only the second county record for this subspecies, with the first found by Petra and Jack Clayton at Lopez Lake in Nov 2017.  A male Wilson’s Warbler was in the willows between the horse trail down to Islay creek and the first campground on the north side of the road. Both of the female Indian Peafowl hens were seen fanning their tails by the campground host trailer this morning. These two domesticated birds have been present since at least Aug 2017.




While driving along South Bay Blvd a flock of geese on the estuary included two immature Snow Geese, five Greater White-fronted Geese and seven Canada Geese.




Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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