Date: 9/22/21 6:17 pm From: Nicholas Levendosky <n.levendosky...> Subject: [MBBIRDS] Loma Prieta
This morning Alex Rinkert and I spent some time along Loma Prieta. It was quite warm by 7 o'clock and an interesting east wind developed despite the foggy conditions down along the coast. Overall, migration appeared slow last night into the morning with few birds moving south. Interestingly, the few migrants seen today were coming up the draws from the south.
Birds of note included a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW at the lower saddle. It was first seen on the Santa Cruz side then flew over to Santa Clara County. We didn't see it stick, but it certainly could be around. It was seen on either side of the road here: 37.099363,-121.856566.
Additionally, we found two separate THICK-BILLED FOX SPARROWS along Mt. Madonna Rd. below the large parking lot at the junction of Loma Prieta Ave. X Summit Rd.