Date: 1/2/18 10:12 pm
From: Jennifer Rycenga <gyrrlfalcon...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: [pen-bird] January 1st birding
A resolute team of six birders made a new slogan real: Birders Party on New Year’s Day! Leslie Flint, Donna and Doug Pomeroy, Ginny Marshall, Peggy Macres and I ran a county Big Day, ending with 126 species. Highlights included ANCIENT MURRELET and abundant RHINOCEROS AUKLET at Pigeon Point, the continuing LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE on Cloverdale Road, the continuing YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on Stage Road, BLACK SCOTER at Pescadero State Beach, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER on the water and FERRUGINOUS HAWK riding thermals on the east side of Pomponio State Beach - all of the coastside. On the bayside, the Foster City Shell Bar had an unusual site - a BARROW’S GOLDENEYE on the bay, as well as strong numbers of BLACK SKIMMER and two RUDDY TURNSTONES. At Nob Hill Pond, the male EURASIAN WIGEON was relocated, as well as BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

May we all have a wonderful year appreciating, documenting and protecting our amazing corner of the world here in San Mateo county. Happy New Year (List)!

Jennifer Rycenga
San Mateo, CA
The San Mateo County Birding Guide

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