Date: 3/5/17 1:45 pm From: <Vanslagerf...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] Ed Levin Park Birding
On 3/5/17 I went (via the Old Calaveras Road detour) to bird Ed Levin County Park. In spite of a number of fast-moving drizzle events (even some hail), it was an enjoyable outing; it was birdy. I recorded at least 47 species, which included 2 male and 2 female selasphorus Hummingbirds, probably Allen's. The 2 males were seen right at the ranch road-end on the east side of the golf course, and the 2 females were seen at the usual eucs down below the Sandy Wool Lake.
One thing that surprised me was my seventh Merlin sighting of this year! Another thing was on my second camera-only photo, the hummer was about one foot from her perch, and the camera had stopped her wing motion wide open.