Today I went on a Golden Gate Audubon Trip to Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline including Garretson Pt. and Arrowhead Marsh led by Rusty Scalf. But before I left I heard a high-pitched sound that sounded like Cedar Waxwings. I looked up and saw the tree across the street was full of Cedar Waxwings. I guess the “Birding By Ear” class is paying off.
The biggest highlight of day was the large number of water and shore birds seen at the Garretson Pt. Also seen was a Harbor Seal. We did miss seeing rails in the marsh. The top bird of the day was a Blue-winged Teal, which was only seen by about a half a dozen of the group after the trip had ended. American Avocet and few Ruddy Ducks were starting to change into breeding plumage and we watched a couple of Bufflehead doing mating displays. We identified 51 different birds.
To see today’s bird list go to Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Bird List 2/24/13
You can see Rusty’s report at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EBB_Sightings/message/5256
Here are some photos to give you an idea of some of what we saw plus the Cedar Waxwings that were across the street from my house.