Date: 4/4/21 12:36 pm From: Matthew Dodder <mdodder...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Shoreline and Stevens Creek by bike (04-04-21)
I biked from home along the Stevens Creek Trail this morning in my search for my first-of-year Hooded Oriole. I ended up making a big circle around Shoreline Lake before coming home.
Along the way, I found 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE and one “Aleutian” CACKLING GOOSE feeding with the large flock of CANADA GEESE along the entrance road to Shoreline. Later, I got great looks at the BRANT on the lawn near the pirate ship play structure beside the lake and boat rental area. I counted 12 BLACK SKIMMERS at the lake as well.
Finally, along drainage and service road near the golf club house I found 2 HOODED ORIOLE males and 4 BULLOCK’S ORIOLES singing and calling I the flowering eucalyptus. Several LINCOLN’S SPARROWS remain in the creek in this same general area. A female MERLIN also flew through.
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