Date: 9/21/19 2:05 pm From: Kent Johnson <kentjohnson...> Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Westside rarities
Earlier in the morning I had at least two CHIPPING SPARROWS, the BREWER'S SPARROW, and another unidentified Spizella at the Homeless Garden. They were moving around the north side of the garden and between the garden and the railroad tracks.
Missed the Indigo Bunting, but did see a Great Blue Heron eat a huge gopher at the Butterfly Pond. I really did not think the bird was going to get the mammal down, but after about 15 minutes effort, it did.
From: <mbbirds...> <mbbirds...> on behalf of Alex Rinkert <arinkert12...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:29 PM
To: 'mbbirds' <mbbirds...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Westside rarities
This morning on my field trip for the Monterey Bay Birding Festival we caught up to the INDIGO BUNTING at Natural Bridges SB, found yesterday by Andrew Kenny. The bunting was in the cattails at the edge of the Butterfly Pond closest to the boardwalk. Later at the Homeless Garden we found a BREWER’S SPARROW in the northeast corner of the garden between the duck house and the fenced off strawberry garden. Birders seeking this bird should be aware there was a juv CHIPPING SPARROW in the same area which could be confused with the Brewer’s.