Date: 11/13/17 8:28 am From: Ronald- Thorn <Tronthorn...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...> Subject: [pen-bird] Miscellaneous sightings during the weekend
Below are some miscellaneous sightings from the weekend.
On Saturday, there was a pair of Blue-winged Teal among many other ducks resting on the shoreline at the pond behind the Nob Hill Market in Redwood Shores.
Along Sem Lane in Belmont, there was a SWAMP SPARROW in the marsh vegetation on the edge of the slough. The Swamp Sparrow was with Song, Lincoln's and crowned sparrows including the continuing White-throated Sparrow.
At Oyster Point in South San Francisco, late inside San Francisco Bay were ( 2 ) Elegant Terns among ( 460 ) Forster's Terns on the jetty.
Early on Sunday morning I decided to do a skywatch from Skylawn Memorial Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Clear and calm conditions was good for the skywatch. I had not been back to S.M.P. since the later part of October and I wanted to see if birds were still southbound. Yes, there were southbound birds still coming through.
Merlin ( 1 ) Band-tailed Pigeon ( 3,465, highest number in a group 160, impressive number ) American Robin ( 6 ) Varied Thrush ( 110, highest number in a group 17 ) Cedar Waxwing ( 41 ) Yellow-rumped Warbler ( 16 ) Red Crossbill ( 145, highest number in group 70, type 3 ) Purple Finch ( 4 ) Pine Siskin ( 9 ) Lesser Goldfinch ( 3 )
A White-throated Sparrow was foraging on the lawn with other crowned sparrows
The Scarper Peak pair of Golden Eagles were up near Ox Mountain. There was also a juvenile seen near Scarper Peak.