Date: 12/19/17 11:50 am From: fb97e4ad <fb97e4ad...> Subject: [MBBIRDS] Fox sparrows and Hoodie at Laguna Grande, Monterey
One male hooded merganser is at the west end of Laguna Grande, and there are at least six fox sparrows digging in the leaf litter on the south side trails. The yellow-breasted chat remains, as do at least four blue-gray gnatcatchers. Virginia rails and soras were audible this morning. There were Townsend's, orange-crowned, yellow-rumped warblers, as well as at least one common yellowthroat in the same thicket. Two male (adult and juvi) peregrines were hanging around the Big E on the south side of the Embassy Suites, no sign of the female. Two red-shoulders, one red-tail, and a female Cooper's hawk were also conspicuous (well, the Cooper's was conspicuous for about threes seconds before diving into the brush and engaging her cloaking device). Rick Berg, Seaside.