Date: 1/11/18 3:35 pm From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> [south-bay-birds] <south-bay-birds-noreply...> Subject: [SBB] Coyote Valley birds
At 8:15 this morning (1/11) I had two COMMON GALLINULE and a male RING-NECKED DUCK in the pond south of of Bailey Ave in Morgan Hill. At 8:35 I had 7 to 8 CACKLING GEESE join CANADA GEESE into the field North of Laguna Ave and East of Santa Teresa Blvd (all but three appeared to be Aleutian, two were Cackling and one appear to be Richardson's?) The Richardson's was the same general coloring as the Canada Geese with a light colored chest but was much smaller and had a small bill. At about the same time I had a brief view of of a mostly dark FERRUGINOUS HAWK in the trees West of this same location. Lots of Canada Geese, MALLARDS and AMERICAN WIGEON were enjoying the shallow water in the fields North of Laguna Ave and West of Santa Teresa Blvd. At about 9:25 I had a juvenile PRAIRIE FALCON on a power pole on Richmond Ave (East of Santa Teresa Blvd) across from a freshly plowed field. After a few minutes the PRFA flew across the plowed field to a power pole on the South side of the field. Unfortunately I could not view the bird from anywhere South of Richmond Ave. I then made the first of three brief unsuccessful attempts to re-find the Vermilion Flycatcher along Palm Ave and Dougherty Ave (the last attempt was as I headed home). An adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was on a power pole East of the Coyote Valley OSP parking lot and at 11:15 I had good scope views of the ROCK WREN from an position a bit north of the rest room located there (I'm sure that the sunshine helped).