Date: 1/13/18 4:40 pm
From: Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...> [peninsula-birding] <peninsula-birding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [pen-bird] Foster City Shell Bar Rock Wren 1/13
I think it is appropriate to note that the first report of the Rock Wren at the Foster City shell bar was from Peter Metropulos in his December 26th email to Peninsula-birding. He noted the bird at this location on December 17, 2017.

Leonie Batkin

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From: <chrisoco...> [peninsula-birding]
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:44 PM
To: <peninsula-birding...>
Subject: [pen-bird] Foster City Shell Bar Rock Wren 1/13

Hi Birders,
I was surprised to see a Rock Wren pop up in front of me but immediately remembered that Kent Forward posted about this bird earlier in the month. It was active on the rocks along the bay trail just north of Tarpon Ave. Also, of note was a high count of 8 Ruddy Turnstone and 35 Black Skimmer, usual winter residents at this locale.  See some photos at

Also, earlier I was at nearby Sea Cloud Park and found a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the conifers along with a couple of Townsend's Warblers. 4 Common Mergansers were adjacent to the park in Central Lake. 

Chris O'Connell
Redwood City, CA

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Posted by: Leonie Batkin <leonie.batkin23...>


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