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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 21, 2013

Birds & Flowers In Regional Parks Botanic Garden 12/21/13

I was in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park in Berkeley today. I split my time between photographing flowers and birding. Even though it is now winter there are a few flowers in bloom.  The very early season Manzanitas have started to bloom. I also found Prickly Phlox, a white violet, San Diego Barberry, and a couple of California Poppies. I was able to identify 14 bird species, some only by sound.

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Birds seen and/or heard today:

  • Anna’s Hummingbird  4
  • Nuttall’s Woodpecker  1     heard only
  • Black Phoebe  1
  • Steller’s Jay  1     heard only
  • Western Scrub-Jay  2
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch  1     heard only
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
  • Spotted Towhee  6
  • California Towhee  1
  • Fox Sparrow  1
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow  8
  • Dark-eyed Junco  3
  • Lesser Goldfinch  2
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