Date: 1/7/21 6:54 pm From: Emilie Danna <emilie.danna...> Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Short-eared Owl and Phainopepla at Stanford Dish Trail
Thanks Adam for sharing the location of the Phainopepla! I saw it this afternoon around 4pm in a similar location: 37.411716, -122.185391 at the top of an oak tree with a lot of mistletoe, and also on the lone tree on the other side of the trail. See photo attached.
On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 7:20 PM Adam Burnett <adamburnett33...> wrote:
> At about 5:05 PM today, I saw a SHORT-EARED OWL at the Stanford Dish > Trail. It was hunting over a field near the easternmost extent of the trail > (here: 37.406,-122.166), and was still putting on a show when I left 15 > minutes later. > > Another big highlight was the continuing immature male PHAINOPEPLA found > here by Sergey Pavlov on the Palo Alto Christmas Bird Count. He saw it near > the Dish itself, but today it was at (37.41098,-122.19045), along the spur > trail leading down to the Piers Lane gate, about 500 feet downhill of the > cattle grate where the trail crosses the fence, and about 0.4 miles > uphill from the parking area along Alpine Road. The bird was perching > conspicuously on top of oaks and other small trees, sometimes right next to > the trail. > > Other notable birds included a flock of 9 LARK SPARROWS along the same > Piers Lane spur trail, a hooting GREAT HORNED OWL, and a singing CALIFORNIA > THRASHER. My eBird list has more details and some poor photos: > https://ebird.org/checklist/S78751582 > > Adam Burnett > Stanford > > >
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