Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 22, 2018

Pt. Isabel Birds & Wildflowers 4/22/18

Today we did a short walk on the first mile of the Richmond Bay Trail starting from the dog park. Many of the waterbirds and shorebirds have left for the season.

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Phacelia and California Poppy by Sandy Steinman

The highlight was watching two rails near the 51st. cutoff. They hung around for quite a while and gave us many good looks. We even tried to take photos holding iPhones up to the scope. The best result is below. Also we were entertained by two Red-winged Blackbirds mobbing a Crow.

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Ridgway’s Rail by Rich S

The California Native Wildflowers are looking good which is a tribute to the efforts of the work of volunteers from the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

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Hummingbird Sage, California Poppy and Phacelia by Sandy Steinman

Click Read more to see bird list

Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline, Contra Costa, California, US
Apr 22, 2018 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  X
Turkey Vulture  1
Ridgway’s Rail  2
American Coot  4
Whimbrel  X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Willet  X
Western Gull  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
American Crow  X
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X


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