Date: 1/1/21 8:07 am From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...> Subject: [southbaybirds] End of the Year at Ed Levin
Yesterday, 12/31/20, I finished up 2020 by birding at Ed Levin. I started with a walk around Sandy Wool Lake. At one point, I counted five TREE SWALLOWS over the lake plus a single VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW and a single NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW. (Later in the morning I ran into Mike Mammoser and he told me he saw a Barn Swallow over the lake on 12/30.) At one point quite a few Canadas flew into the lake and included five CACKLING GEESE. After my circuit, I drove over to Spring Valley where many more Canada were on the lawn there. With them were five Cacklers, I suspect the same five previously at the lake. Mike and I discussed these and I concur that four were the Aleutian subspecies and one was a "Ridgway's" (/minima/). These birds allowed close attention and did not seem to be disturbed by the many families at the park.
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