Date: 11/25/18 2:47 pm From: Phil Brown <pdpbrown...> Subject: [MBBIRDS] Westcliff and Lighthouse FIeld
This mornings Bird Club walk started on Westcliff where we had nice views of SURFBIRDS and BLACK TURNSTONES. There were a smattering of MEW GULLS in the cove, colder weather should bring more. Cliff Bixler found us a surprise amongst the SURF SCOTERS, a pair of BUFFLEHEADS. After walking Eastward a little Bobbie Mayer found us a RED-NECKED GREBE. There were a few LOONS to be seen, a couple of RED-THROATED, a COMMON in the cove, and a PACIFIC further out. We walked to the cormorant rock to compare all 3 (BRANDT'S, DOUBLE-CRESTED and PELAGIC) and admired the breeding plumaged BROWN PELICANS. A couple of BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS flew in while we watched.
On Lighthouse field we had great views of a pair of AMERICAN KESTRELS, close looks at a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, and a couple of RED-TAILED flew over. There were the usual sparrows (FOX, SONG, GOLDEN and WHITE CROWNED). and lots of BLACK PHOEBES calling. One SAY'S PHOEBE made a brief appearance on the field.
Thanks to those who joined the trip, and those wanting copies of the ebird lists should email me.