I went back to the Eastshore State Park where I have been the last few weeks. I again walked from Gilman St. to University Av.in Berkeley along the Bay Trail and through the Berkeley Meadow. The tide was high and there were less waders this time. Also I did this one by myself so there was only one set of eyes and less species seen. The most plentiful birds were the Clark’s and Western Grebes, Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Black Phoebe, Canadian Goose, Bufflehead, Double-crested Cormorants, Least Sandpipers, Blackbirds and Coots. My total for the day was 36 bird species, a rabbit and ground squirrel.
The Burrowing Owls are still there. However, the light was midday harsh and one was hiding in the grass so they were not as photogenic as on earlier visits.
To see today’s bird list go to: Eastshore State Park Birdlist 2/10/13
- Birding Eastshore State Park 2/4/13 Updated 2/5/13 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Burrowing Owls and Birding Eastshore State Park (naturalhistorywanderings.com)