Date: 4/30/19 1:24 pm From: Kent <kentjohnson...> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Bonnie Doon Ecological Preserve and Westlake Pond
This morning at the Preserve I had 7-8 PURPLE MARTINS, all visible from the parking lot on Martin Road, investigating at least 3 different dead trees on either side of the road.
From: <mbbirds...> <mbbirds...> on behalf of Lisa Larson <lisafaylarson...>
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 5:55 PM
To: Monterey Bay Birdlist
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Bonnie Doon Ecological Preserve and Westlake Pond
A perfect day for Bonnie Doon EP. The sun came out and a cool breeze kept the temperature comfy. There were many Orange-crowned Warblers, Bewick's Wrens, and Scrub Jays, 3 Olive-sided Flycatchers, a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers on the east side in the tall pines area as well as a pair of Seller's Jays, 2 Hutton's Vireos, a plethora of Acorn Woodpeckers, a pair of Flickers were seen copulating, and there were a couple of Purple Martins. Each martin seemed to favor a different tree. One was a male, but I am not sure of the sex of the other. The second did go into a hole on the north side if a large, dead tree off a central trail across from the fire station. There were 2 Red-shouldered Hawks. One was immature and the other I did not see.Oddest of all was hearing a Western Meadowlark call 2-3 times!
There was a Spotted Sandpiper at Westlake Pond at 2:30. So cute with all the continuous tail-bobbing! It was cold and windy there so I didn't linger.