Date: 8/1/20 1:02 pm From: janna pauser <jannapauser...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Alamitos Road and Hicks Road in New Almaden
It's August and the migrants should be coming through, so I drove to Almaden Reservoir and parked on Alamitos Road at Hicks Road. Birding west along Herbert Creek to just past Twin Creeks, I found four WESTERN WOOD PEWEE in different locations. Three WILSON'S WARBLER were together as were 4 HUTTON'S VIREO, possible family groups. A DOWNY WOODPECKER, WRENTIT, HOUSE WREN, BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHER, PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHER and BLACK HEADED GROSBEAK female were all heard only. Four PURPLE FINCH flew over giving their pit call. A quiet CASSIN'S VIREO was also seen here. I was thrilled to see a BLACK THROATED GRAY WARBLER feed an immature bird. A flock of CAL. QUAIL and two small flocks of WILD TURKEY hens were also seen.
Birds of interest on Almaden reservoir were eight WOOD DUCKS including 3 young and one GREEN HERON.
Janna Pauser Almaden Valley
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