Date: 2/6/19 6:26 pm From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Black Road SMV
Black Road is open again with good parking on the west side of Black Rd. The Sandhill Crane is still present for those that are still interested. I have seen it 2 times out of 7 trips/drive bys, but I have not looked for it too hard.
Also seen today was 7 Snow Geese, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Green-winged Teal, 6 American Wigeon, many Cinnamon Teal and Mallards, Garbled Modwits, Dowitchers, one Willet, W Snipe, L Sandpipers, WT Kites, RT Hawks one Ferruginous Hawk. A nice mix of Gulls, but I could not find any stand outs.
Last Friday, Feb 1st this field had 6 Sanderlings and 3 Glaucous-winged Gulls along with a large variety of Gulls. These fields are having a good turn over of birds, so if you are birding the SMV try to make a couple visits.
Also, this afternoon I was over near Stowell and Blosser I saw two Cassin’s Kingbirds and I heard what I believe was a Tropical Kingbird call twice, back to back. There are a few trees with berries on Furukawa Way ( is the actual location where the kingbirds were seen) If anybody happens to be over that way please look for this bird. I plan on returning Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
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