[Tweeters] American Tree Sparrow at Discovery Park (Nov 25)

Duncan, Scot sduncan at bsc.edu
Sat Nov 25 16:49:24 PST 2017

Hi Tweeters,

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)

Townsend's Warbler

Varied Thrush

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)

Pigeon Guillemont

Marbled Murrelet

Common Murre

Western, Red-necked, and Horned Grebe (lots of each)

Bird well!

Scot Duncan

(The Alabama Refugee)

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