Date: 3/3/17 11:49 am From: <Vanslagerf...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] A Report On Charleston Road Marsh
At about 8 AM on 3/3/17, I decided to visit Charleston Road Marsh since I haven't been there is quite a while. I started at the eastern end sump-pump (near Charleston Rd and Shorebird Way) and did a clockwise loop west to Shoreline Blvd and back. It was fairly birdy with many sparrows and both goldfinches, but quiet. An exception was a close Fox Sparrow who did a long whisper-song, in contrast to the joyful outburst I usually hear at Glacier Point. I think, time-wise, we are very close to the spring-sing.
I had not heard that the marsh was undergoing an extensive, and not-yet-quite-finished, renovation. The trail has been completely redone into a sandy path, with a relatively open area between it and the reeds. There are now 2 new observation decks and 2 new metal bridges across the marsh.