I did the Almaden South Section today, 12/26/20 for the Calero-Morgan Hill CBC. I have not worked through the numbers in the very nice way that Michael Hawk has done. Mostly, things were normal or below, maybe. But a Green-tailed Towhee on the Calero Creek Trail was a lucky find.
I walked the Calero Trail from the end of San Vicente Avenue to Harry Road and back. The first part is along Santa Teresa Creek, the trail then crosses over and follows Calero Creek. I saw the Green-tailed Towhee just before noon in the first part in a shrub at 37.20417, -121.81341 per Google Maps. Nearby is a rectangular object that is shown in the satellite view. If you have ever walked this trail you may remember that this rectangular object is a fence with slats painted green, making it difficult to look inside. Today, there were a lot of people on the trail. The Zonos seemed jumpy and they all departed in different directions after my sighting.
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