Date: 4/20/17 7:56 pm From: Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Subject: [pen-bird] Lawrence's Goldfinch at Coyote Pt. and other recent sightings
Early this morning, there was a flight of goldfinch species moving through Coyote Point. There was a group of ( 14 ) American Goldfinches, ( 3 ) Lesser Goldfinches and a LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH. The goldfinches were flying west over the top of the Eucalyptus Trees. Part of the group of American Goldfinches and the Lawrence's Goldfinch came into the top of the Eucalyptus Trees. There was not much else passing through, but ( 1 ) Vaux's Swift, ( 3 ) Western Kingbirds and ( 4 ) Rough-winged Swallows.
A morning after showers the night before, there were swifts and swallows over the Coyote Point Golf Course. ( 37 ) White-throated Swifts and ( 150 ) Violet-green Swallows were both a new high count for Coyote Point. There were also ( 20 ) Vaux's Swifts. Also at the golf course was a migrant Ash-throated Flycatcher and a migrant House Wren was nearby.
Migrants at Redwood Shores during the week have been Ash-throated Flycatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Orange-crowned Warblers. Still SLOW, but migrants are on the way!
A Lesser Yellowlegs was at Radio Road in Redwood Shores today. ( 67 ) Red Knots with other shorebirds were noted during high tide.
A pair of Black Skimmers have been on one of the islands at the pond behind the Nob Hill Market in Redwood Shores since April 9. There was a pair that did nest on the island last year. The Black Skimmers today did not appear to be too concern with the wood chipper, as some trees and scrubs are being removed around the pond. It's never ending that when some official thinks that the removal of trees and scrubs will in turn be eye pleasing to others. Wrong, most people are oblivious to their surroundings! Always a set back to the birds, especially when it comes to spring and fall migrants passing through!