Date: 10/25/18 7:27 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...>
Subject: [pen-bird] A second Palm Warbler?
I spent about a half an hour at the Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant this afternoon at 3 PM on my way to my daughter’s cross country meet. I did find a Palm Warbler, but nowhere near the location that Malia describes.

My Palm Warbler was at the back of the property at the start of little dead end path that previously led to a homeless campsite before the city cleared it out this spring. The warbler was in the tall phragmites reeds. A very crisp looking bird vigorously tail pumping.

It could be the same bird if it moves around a lot, but more likely there are two.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco
> On Oct 25, 2018, at 7:18 PM, maliadances via Groups.Io <maliadances=<> wrote:
> The Palm Warbler originally found by Chris Hayward on 10/18 was still present the morning at the Half Moon Bay Water Treatment Plant. As before, It was in the sweet fennel about halfway down to the gravel parking lot on Bev Cunha's Country Road. It was loosely associating with Yellow-rumped Warblers. All the warblers were busy foraging in the fennel and the flock moved about from one side of the road to the other.
> I've been checking the gull flock at Pilarcitos Creek every day. Today the flock was quite massive with at least 2500 gulls. Today there were fairly good numbers of winter gulls in the flock. Herring Gulls, Glaucous-winged Gulls and hybrids have appeared where there were only scattered individuals in the last week. One Ring-billed Gull and one Mew Gull were seen. The outflow of Pilarcitos Creek to the ocean is currently further north closer to Frenchman's Creek. Best access is from the Venice Beach State Park parking lot. Checklists with photos and map markers below:
> Malia DeFelice and Chris Hayward

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