Date: 10/2/17 9:48 pm From: Brian Fitch <fogeggs...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] Odds & Ends from Sutro Area
Just after sunrise this morning, I found a young Gr. White-fronted Goose in the tussocky grasses along the verge of the Sutro Baths. The bird was up to its shoulders in the greens and gave me a brief gestalt puzzle as I looked down on it from almost directly overhead in the early morning shadows. Later, a flock of seven white-fronteds flew east into the Gate. Only four Parasitic Jaegers were in the channel, and there are finally a few first year Heermann's Gulls in the local flocks after several years of none at all.
Echoing Mike's report, a Western Meadowlark flew by me on the terrace and landed on the northernmost Seal Rock amidst pelicans, gulls, and cormorants, and on the way out, a flock of blackbirds swirling around the parkng lot included Bicolored, Tricolored, and "regular" Red-winged males.
Sutro Heights had several Red-breasted Nuthatches and a White-throated Sparrow.