Date: 1/26/21 3:30 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <amm.birdlists...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] City Birds: Kestrel, Bluebird, Say’s Phoebe
Over the past several months, Western Bluebirds have colonized this neighborhood in Bernal Heights around Coso Square (Coso and Precita). I was reminded of this just now when a male Western Bluebird peered directly into my office window (3rd floor), about five feet from me.

Aaron Maizlish

> On Jan 24, 2021, at 9:19 PM, Mike Carozza <mike.carozza...> wrote:
>
> I visited friends who live under Bernal Hill yesterday and had 3 great “Street Birds.”
>
> I had a WESTERN BLUEBIRD eating on a telephone pole over 24th and South Van Ness.
>
> A male AMERICAN KESTREL at Bernal Hill which seems pretty common in winter there. Presiding over a very small patch of steep unmowed grass.
>
> A SAY’S PHOEBE flycatching from a street tree on Precita St near Shotwell right in front of somebody’s bay window.
>
> Seeing these open space birds working within the city grid was just plain cool. Also, two pairs of RAVENS seemed to be bonding on the hill.
>
> Up north in the town of Sonoma today there was a huge female COOPER’S HAWK flying between giant Valley Oaks, boldly ca-ca-ca-ca’ing, and flaring the white flaps on her tail in flight and while landing. What an Animal!
>
> -MC
>
>
> --
> Mike Carozza
> 914-475-9355
>



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