Date: 7/9/20 6:58 am From: Eve Meier <eve.m.meier...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Birding in a few Saratoga Parks
Yesterday, Patricia Lynch and I birded in a few small Saratoga Parks: Wildwood Park, Azule Park, and Kevin Moran Park. Wildwood Park in downtown Saratoga was the best park of the 3 for birding. This shady park with small playground, volleyball court, and small grassy area sits along Saratoga Creek and has mature sycamore trees, redwoods, several eucalyptus trees, and oak trees. The bathroom is open. The park was quiet while we were there (early in the morning) but activity was picking up as we were leaving. The other two parks had large manicured grassy areas with paved loop paths.
The best birds at Wildwood Park were several PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, a couple of BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, one BROWN CREEPER and one PILEATED WOODPECKER. The woodpecker didn't stay long. He noisily arrived at the park coming from the north, then headed back the way he came. We never did see the bird.