Date: 1/10/21 5:31 pm From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Possible Western Kingbird at Geng Road
Just because it is mentioned, in this thread, note that I do have a sparrows online workshop starting later on this month. But that the place where those events gets posted is the <southbaybirds-events...> .
Matthew Dodder through SCVAS is doing a gull workshop too.
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Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Possible Western Kingbird at Geng Road
Taking a few Birding classes is a great way to learn how to ID the birds too, but all the various venues are on hiatus until Covid is under control.
Tropical Kingbird has a long, thick bill, and the yellow on its underside is brighter and goes further up the breast. In wintertime here, seeing a Western Kingbird would be much more unlikely than finding a Tropical Kingbird. I believe this is because Western Kingbirds spend our wintertime further south in the southern hemisphere, whereas Tropicals can be found year around in parts of Mexico. I think in the last few to several years we have had one to two Tropical Kingbirds found in winter in and around that area of Palo Alto.
That is a Tropical Kingbird that has been in the area for a while now (over a month, at least). Now that you have subscribed to South Bay Birds, you will be able to follow what birds people are seeings where. Welcome!
I saw what might be a Western Kingbird at Geng Road today, at 11:23am, on a tree next to the bathrooms. I include here some photos. I am a beginner birder (this would be my bird #100!), so I am not certain of the identification.
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