[Tweeters] American Tree Sparrow at Discovery Park (Nov 25)
sduncan at bsc.edu
Sat Nov 25 16:49:24 PST 2017
Ben Roberts and I enjoyed a day of birding by bicycle at Discovery Park today.
Best bird of the day was the/a American Tree Sparrow in the South Meadow, which was a lifer for both of us. Many thanks to Jason Vassallo who found one Wed Nov 22. Jason's bird was with Juncos, whereas ours was with a mixed sparrow flock (Song, Lincoln's, Fox, and then later with House Finches). We found it in the meadow due south of the chapel. There's a chance we saw two birds, and will analyze our photos for evidence (2 sightings in different locations in quick succession).
Other highlights included:
At the visitor's center:
Hutton's Vireos (2)
At West Point Lighthouse
Red-throated, Pacific, and Common Loon
White-winged, Black, and Surf Scoter
Barrow's and Common Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck (2)
Western, Red-necked, and Horned Grebe (lots of each)
(The Alabama Refugee)
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