Recent storms have devastated the riparian habitat along the Guadalupe River trail north of Blossom Hill Road. Despite the downed trees and debris piles I found the usual birds. CLIFF SWALLOWS, at least 7, were inspecting nests under the freeway overpass. NO. ROUGH WINGED SWALLOWS numbers have increased but WHITE THROATED SWIFTS 15, were down from my last visit. Only COOTS and CANADA GEESE were on the pond at Chynoweth. A WESTERN BLUEBIRD pair and CEDAR WAXWINGS were seen at the north end of the pond. A MERLIN was eating prey from a perch. Unusual were 8 COMMON RAVENS soaring together. I heard LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and saw two. An immature BALD EAGLE flew towards me, then landed on the ground where I found him sitting beside a pond along Sanchez Drive until he took off towards the north.