Date: 11/11/18 12:46 pm From: Bob Reiling <rreiling2...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Continuing Chestnut-collared Longspur and Palm Warbler
Early this morning (11/11) Robin Agarwal and I had several good views of the continuing CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR (no photo opportunity) in the Shoreline Kite flying area (from about 7:40-8:30). I decided to leave after the Longspur failed to show up after several groups of AMERICAN PIPITS had flown into various grass areas of the kite flying area (dry and green grass) and to the hills North toward the bay. I then went to the Palo Alto Water Treatment Facility where I had a PALM WARBLER perch on a nearby lower limb of a Eucalyptus tree. An open area among the Eucalyptus trees near the fence on the East side of the facility (100 to 125 yards South of the entrance road to the Byzbee parking area) was very birdy and I counted myself lucky to get a couple views of at least one nicely marked MYRTLE WARBLER (there were lots of very plain AUDUBON'S WARBLERS with no sign of a supercilium), I would agree with Steve Rottenborn's feeling that the ratio of Myrtle to Audubon's in the valley is very low. I then went back to the Kite Flying Area where I had another view of the Longspur re-found by Matthew Dodder that then flew to the green grass area and was quickly chased off by people working with their hang gliders.