Date: 2/13/18 2:22 pm
From: Patricia Greene <pjgreene...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Reappearance of Ocean Beach Snowy Plovers and Western GG Park observations
The Ring-necked Ducks with single Lesser Scaup was on Stowe Lake today.
Pat Greene


> On Feb 13, 2018, at 12:27 PM, <robbo50...> [SFBirds] <SFBirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> This morning while doing my weekly beach/park patrol I counted 31 Snowy Plovers on Ocean Beach between Lawton and Irving after a two week absence. Possibly the big tides at the end of January disturbed their usual roosting spot around the end of Irving.
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> The goose flock was present at the Polo Fields with the Snow, Ross's and Greater White-fronted Geese. In October my count of Greater White-fronted Geese was up to 15.
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> Lloyd Lake had ten Hooded Mergansers which included five adult males, four females and one immature male. The annual Ring-necked Duck flock with the Lesser Scaup never made an appearance this year. The removal of some of the vegetation near the lake may have been a factor.
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> Ended up at the Botanical Garden with the expected birds. The area where the Rufous Hummingbird has been seen was being watered although there were at least a half dozen Allen's in different locations. The! Rufous Hummingbird was detected back in September but was not identified with any certainty until Ken Schneider and Lee Hong-Chang got definitive photographs in late October.
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> Good birding,
> Rob Cullison
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