Date: 10/2/17 6:43 pm From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] Highlights last three days, Fort Mason, etc.
The most interesting sighting at Fort Mason today was a flyover GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. Lots of returning wintering birds, including 35+ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, a HERMIT THRUSH, SAY'S PHOEBE, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS and a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET. Migrants included 3 different WESTERN WOOD PEWEES in the Battery, a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER in the Battery, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS near the restrooms, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, several YELLOW WARBLERS and a NASHVILLE WARBLER. A WANDERING TATTLER and a BLACK TURNSTONE were on the abandoned pier. A TURKEY VULTURE, unusual for Fort Mason, flew over.
Yesterday there was a GREAT HORNED OWL at the Fort Scott Community Garden, as well as a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS. There were three RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS near Kobbe and Upton (had one the day before at Chain of Lakes as well). Had a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW at Lobos Creek, along with several RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. Singing FOX SPARROWS were seen each of the last three days.