Date: 12/28/20 9:56 pm
From: Vivek Tiwari <spiderhunters...>
Subject: [southbaybirds] Calero-Morgan Hill CBC - Hellyer Pk 12/26
On 12/26, Vayun and I covered Coyote Creek at Hellyer Park, Cottonwood Lake
and adjoining areas. It was beautiful day with very pleasant weather.
No real rarities and no unusual geese at the lake, which in itself was
rather unusual. Went back to the lake at the end of the day to double
check, but no luck.
The most interesting goose at the lake was the partially leucistic CANADA
Only sapsuckers were two RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERs. A perched imm. PEREGRINE
FALCON presented great close looks. FOX SPARROWs are always good here.
4 flyby GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were unusual here. 3 flyby WOOD DUCKs were
probably from the group of 40 that Carlos found in the creek in the
adjoining count region. RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETs were great companions
throughout the day.
Overall a great day to be outside - 57 species with 935 individuals.
Some of Vayun's pictures are in the checklist:

Vivek Tiwari
Sunnyvale, CA

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