Date: 2/27/17 12:28 pm From: <Vanslagerf...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant Birding
Starting at about 8 at the Sunnyvale WPCP it was a very nice day for pre-spring birding, but I have no real rarities to report. Up the hill to the west there were lots of Violet-green Swallows flying above, around, and below me. Then half-way along that trail someone had weed-whacked a very large "C" on the north-facing slope. The Burrowing Owl pair that I had reported earlier were standing just above the weed-whacking, looking down on their "C".
At the western edge of that hill, a large flock of seemingly-all Tree Swallows flew above, around, and below me. Later there were two (probably) Northern Rough-winged Swallows that flew by me, low, close, and slow, into the wind. In the marsh to the west there was a sleeping male and 3 female Hooded Mergansers, but the marsh and the ponds seemed to be almost empty of ducks. The only year-bird that I recorded were some Brown-headed Cowbirds; there was a flock of males perched in a tree near pond A4, which was also not very ducky.