Date: 9/3/18 9:52 pm From: Dan Nelson <birdsurf64...> [northbaybirds] <northbaybirds-noreply...> Subject: [NBB] Bodega Bay - Mon 9/3
Hi Birders,Today there was an imm. CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Campbell Cove on the W. side of Bodega Harbor. It was seen and photographed behind the pond in the flat grassy areas, along with a few other (remaining) migrants including 4 Willow Flycatchers, 3 Pac-slope Flycatchers, 3 Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeak, Common Yellowthroat, 2 Yellow Warblers 2 Wilson's Warblers, and Warbling Vireo., and others. Interesting were the pair of Belted Kingfishers, who were VERY agitated and annoyed by the N. Harrier which made several passes over the pond area.
Owl Canyon had the remaining juv. Spotted Towhee /Fox Sparrow doppelganger look-alike, 1 Willow Flycatcher, 2 Pac-slope Flycatchers, Cassin's Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, and the family group of 4 Warbling Vireos. One of these WAVIs is substantially yellower than its' others siblings. In the late afternoon atop the canyon, I heard repeated Fox Sparrow calls as dusk approached.
100's of Sooty Shearwaters are easy to see from anywhere along the coast currently.
Good Birding,~ Dan Nelson, Sonoma County