Date: 12/29/19 11:02 am From: Eve Meier <eve.m.meier...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Almaden Quicksilver Park - McAbee entrance
Yesterday, I covered the McAbee entrance to Almaden Quicksilver County Park for yesterday's Calero-Morgan Hill CBC. I hiked up Mine Hill Trail, took the Guadalupe Trail past the reservoir, and hiked down Senador Mine Trail ending up with a total of 42 species. (Last year we had 47 species.) Notable misses were California Thrashers, White-tailed Kites, and American Kestrels. Fun birds were a pair of GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS, and 1 BROWN CREEPER. Regulars spotted in abundance were ACORN WOODPECKERS, CALIFORNIA SCRUB-JAYS, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, HUTTON'S VIREOS, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, OAK TITMICE, AND HERMIT THRUSH.