Date: 1/22/20 3:22 pm From: Eve Meier <eve.m.meier...> Subject: [southbaybirds] SCVAS field trip to Coyote Valley OSP
This morning, Dani Christensen, Laura Coatney, and I led a SCVAS field trip to Coyote Valley OSP. We saw a total of 34 species. Special sightings were distant views of a GOLDEN EAGLE being harassed by two RAVENS, the two ROCK WRENS who are not shy at all, and a RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW. We also observed TRI-COLORED BLACKBIRDS, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS (CALIFORNIA BICOLORED), EUROPEAN STARLINGS, BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS, AND COWBIRDS all in various mixed flocks. These were always hard for me to identify when I first started birding. And, of course, YELLOW-BILLED MAGPIES and WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were everywhere.