Date: 1/1/18 5:46 pm From: 'Dave Weber' <dwbirdster...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] My Jan ! sightings
Birds of note today: In Alviso, a male Blue-winged teal and the BW x Cinnamon Teal hybrid, both in the slough at the EEC in the morning. Six Burrowing Owls were along Disk Drive. At Ed Levin CP, a Slate-colored Junco that I found on the SJ CBC was still on the Spring Valley Lawn. A Hairy Woodpecker was next to the rangers office. Hall Memorial Park in Milpitas early afternoon had the continuing female Mandarin Duck but not the Bald Eagles. Bill Pelletier was there and mentioned Greater White-fronted Geese way up on Sierra Rd, which I kept in mind. At Shoreline Park in Mtn View met up with Mikes (Mammoser and Rogers) viewing a male Eurasian Wigeon way out on pond A1. No Barrow's out there but there was the continuing male Hooded Merganser and Redheads. Mike M said the Ruff in Alviso was there today so I went there next, first finding the previously reported Lesser Yellowlegs behind the pump house at Gold and Elizabeth Streets 2:45pm, then the Ruff at 3:15 pm about 100 yds north of the EEC entrance road, closer to the gate than the tracks. Up on Sierra Rd Bill's five Greater White-fronted Geese were at the stock pond across from the driveway to 5455. A large flock of Lark Sparrows was near the end of Marsh Rd. Last stop was back at Hall Park to see both adult Bald Eagle sitting in different trees in front of the school. A great day with 103 species.