Date: 1/21/18 5:14 pm From: <david_assmann...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> Subject: [SFBirds] GGAS Fort Mason Trip Today - Yellow Warbler, etc.
Another good day at Fort Mason with 49 species seen on the GGAS walk today. Aquatic Park turned out to be a hotspot again, with two BONAPARTE'S GULLS over the water, along with 4 SNOWY EGRETS repeating their skimming behavior from yesterday. There were three COMMON MURRES, including one in full alternate plumage sitting on the pier, and two in basic plumage swimming in Aquatic Park. There were a number of WESTERN GREBES, a CLARK'S GREBE, a BUFFLEHEAD, two HORNED GREBES, two COMMON LOONS, and a RED-THROATED LOON. One of the WANDERING TATTLERS was foraging out on the exposed rocks near the wall, giving the whole group stunning views from 15 feet away. The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued in the garden, and everyone got great looks at the male YELLOW WARBLER near the tennis courts - it's beginning to get a little striping on its breast.