Date: 1/5/18 4:54 pm From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] Some south county notables
At two minutes after 8 this morning the male PHAINOPEPLA flew from the northwest into the top of a tree near the Vargas Dr entrance to Guadalupe Oak Grove Park where it briefly called. I then tried for but failed to find the Rock Wren at the Coyote Valley OSP parking at the end of Palm Drive in Morgan Hill. Thanks to Janna Pauser I later had at least two LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS, one chasing the other, working the trees on both sides of Oak Glen Ave on the north side of Chesbro Reservoir about 0.7 miles East of its junction with McKean/Uvas Rd and Old Oak Glen Ave. I parked in a restricted parking on the south side of the road (as I was nearby) but an unrestricted parking area was a couple hundred yards further, also on the South side of the road. I then went to Almaden Lake Park where Peter La Tourrette and Kirsten Holmquist put me onto the male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (I had missed it earlier). A quick check for the Snow Goose, not there, and a look thru a large flock of Gulls (no goodies) resulted in my getting a parking ticket (be sure to check for somewhat hidden no parking signs on the park side of the road restricting the use of really good parking spaces). I then went to the first Los Capitancillos pond northeast of Meridian Ave where I had the juvenile SNOW GOOSE feeding on the near side of the of the pond at 12 PM.