new area to bird

Janna Pauser <jannana@...>

I met Freddy Howells Wild Bird Center group this morning and birded the Guadalupe Creek trail. It's a fairly new trail, with easiest access off Meridian between Oslo Lane and Coleman Rd. in South San Jose. There's a series of ponds along Coleman Rd. from Camden to Almaden Ex. We covered only the ponds either side of Meridian this morning. I returned after lunch from the entrance off Singletree Way, which is off Camden and south of Blossom Hill Rd. Both trips were rather fast paced, and the few numbers I mention are approximate. I didn't bird the ponds east of Meridian. Good numbers of a dozen duck species seen today. Osprey and Golden Eagle were fly overs.

Janna Pauser

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Ruddy Duck
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck 50+
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead 30
Hooded Merganser 3 m 8 f
Common Merganser 1 m 8 f
Snowy Egret
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Cedar Waxwing
Western Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee