Date: 8/31/17 9:42 am From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] Fort Mason Black and White, etc.
It's now been three weeks since the BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER showed up at Fort Mason, and this morning it offered great views as it foraged around the Battery, at one point being a few inches away from a HERMIT WARBLER. A number of YELLOW WARBLERS were also seen in the Battery along with a few WILSON'S WARBLERS, with Yellows now vastly outnumbering Wilson's, a reverse from a week ago. One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER showed up. At least a dozen WESTERN TANAGERS moved through, and flycatchers were active including WILLOW, PACIFIC-SLOPE and WESTERN WOOD PEWEES. A BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHER was high up in a Eucalyptus tree and a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE moved through. Two WANDERING TATTLERS and a BLACK TURNSTONE were on the abandoned pier. The Eucalyptus trees north of the garden were full of birds as well, including at least one WESTERN KINGBIRD and a number of flycatchers. Had to leave early, but there are still lots of birders at Fort Mason, so more migrants may be reported.