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1977-04-01: CA: Sunol; Calaveras

@CR: Calaveras Reservoir
@SP: Sunol Park
@day: Sunol; Calaveras
Mallard @Sunol; Calaveras
Teal, Cinnamon @Sunol; Calaveras
Merganser, American @Sunol; Calaveras
Cormorant, Double-crested @Sunol; Calaveras
Vulture, Turkey @Sunol; Calaveras
1977-04-01-0035
On the road near the park, with his dead squirrel.
Hawk, Red-tailed @Sunol; Calaveras
Kestrel, American @Sunol; Calaveras
Falcon, Prairie @Sunol; Calaveras
Coot, American @Sunol; Calaveras
Avocet, American @Sunol; Calaveras
sandpiper sp. @Sunol; Calaveras
dowitcher sp. @Sunol; Calaveras
Gull, Ring-billed @Sunol; Calaveras
Dove, Rock @Sunol; Calaveras
Dove, Mourning @Sunol; Calaveras
Owl, Burrowing @Sunol; Calaveras
Hummingbird, Anna's @Sunol; Calaveras
Woodpecker, Acorn @Sunol; Calaveras
Flicker, Red-shafted @Sunol; Calaveras
Phoebe, Black @Sunol; Calaveras
Jay, Steller's @Sunol; Calaveras
scrub-jay sp. @Sunol; Calaveras
Magpie, Yellow-billed @Sunol; Calaveras
Crow, Common @Sunol; Calaveras
Swallow, Barn @Sunol; Calaveras
Chickadee, Chestnut-backed @Sunol; Calaveras
Titmouse, Oak @Sunol; Calaveras
Bushtit, Common @Sunol; Calaveras
Nuthatch, White-breasted @Sunol; Calaveras
Wrentit @Sunol; Calaveras
Bluebird, Western @Sunol; Calaveras
Thrush, Hermit @Sunol; Calaveras
Robin, American @Sunol; Calaveras
Thrush, Varied @Sunol; Calaveras
Starling, European @Sunol; Calaveras
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Sunol; Calaveras
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Sunol; Calaveras
Blackbird, Red-winged @Sunol; Calaveras
Meadowlark, Western @Sunol; Calaveras
Blackbird, Brewer's @Sunol; Calaveras
Sparrow, House @Sunol; Calaveras

1977-04-02: CA: Palo Alto

@Fair: Palo Alto: Fairchild Plant
There is a mechanic who works at the Fairchild plant just off Foothill Expressway in Palo Alto. He throws birdseed out under some bushes next to the parking lot, and it's a great place to photograph various sparrows.
@PAC: Palo Alto: city
@day: Palo Alto
Dove, Rock @Palo Alto
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto
Hummingbird, Anna's @Palo Alto
Woodpecker, Acorn @Palo Alto
scrub-jay sp. @Palo Alto
Crow, Common @Palo Alto
Robin, American @Palo Alto
Mockingbird @Palo Alto
Starling, European @Palo Alto
Towhee, California @Palo Alto
Sparrow, Fox @Palo Alto: Fairchild Plant
1977-04-02-0024
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto
Sparrow, Harris' @Palo Alto
Sparrow, White-crowned @Palo Alto
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @Palo Alto
Blackbird, Red-winged @Palo Alto
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto
Finch, House @Palo Alto
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto

1977-04-03: CA: PAC; Fairchild

@Fair: Palo Alto: Fairchild Plant
There is an employee here who throws seed out. It attracts a good assortment of sparrows.
@PAC: Palo Alto
@day: PAC; Fairchild
Dove, Rock @PAC; Fairchild
Dove, Mourning @PAC; Fairchild
Hummingbird, Anna's @PAC; Fairchild
Woodpecker, Acorn @PAC; Fairchild
scrub-jay sp. @PAC; Fairchild
Crow, Common @PAC; Fairchild
Robin, American @PAC; Fairchild
Mockingbird @PAC; Fairchild
Starling, European @PAC; Fairchild
Towhee, California @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Fox @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Song @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, White-throated @PAC; Fairchild
1977-04-03-0036
Sparrow, Harris' @PAC; Fairchild
1977-04-03-00251977-04-03-0004
Sparrow, White-crowned @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @PAC; Fairchild
Also see photo under Harris's Sparrow.
Blackbird, Red-winged @PAC; Fairchild
Blackbird, Brewer's @PAC; Fairchild
Finch, House @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, House @PAC; Fairchild

1977-04-04: CA: Palo Alto

@Fair: Palo Alto: Fairchild Plant
@PA: Palo Alto
Sparrow, Lincoln's @Palo Alto: Fairchild Plant
1977-04-04-0022

1977-04-05: CA: Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road

@p3101: Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.

1977-04-06: CA: Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton

@AN: Ano Nuevo
@DB: Dumbarton Bridge
@Oak: Oakland: Lake Merritt
@PH: Princeton Harbor area
@day: Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Goose, Greater White-fronted @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Goose, Snow @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Brant @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
1977-04-07-0005
Goose, Canada @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Duck, Wood @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Mallard @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Teal, Cinnamon @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Shoveler, Northern @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Pintail, Common @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Canvasback @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Scaup, Greater @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1977-04-07-0027
Scaup, Lesser @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Scoter, Surf @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Bufflehead @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Goldeneye, Common @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Duck, Ruddy @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Loon, Red-throated @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Loon, Common @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Grebe, Pied-billed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Grebe, Horned @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Grebe, Eared @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Grebe, Western @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Cormorant, Brandt's @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Cormorant, Double-crested @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Cormorant, Pelagic @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Pelican, White @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Bittern, American @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Heron, Great Blue @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Egret, Great @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Egret, Snowy @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Heron, Green @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Vulture, Turkey @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Kite, White-tailed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Hawk, Marsh @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Hawk, Red-tailed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Kestrel, American @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Coot, American @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Plover, Black-bellied @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Plover, Snowy @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Killdeer @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Stilt, Black-necked @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Avocet, American @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Willet @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Whimbrel @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Godwit, Marbled @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Turnstone, Black @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Sanderling @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Sandpiper, Least @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
dowitcher sp. @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Kittiwake, Black-legged @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Gull, Bonaparte's @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Gull, Mew @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Gull, Ring-billed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Gull, Western @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Gull, California @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Tern, Caspian @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Tern, Forster's @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Dove, Rock @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Pigeon, Band-tailed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Dove, Mourning @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Hummingbird, Anna's @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Woodpecker, Acorn @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Flicker, Red-shafted @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Phoebe, Black @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Jay, Steller's @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
scrub-jay sp. @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Crow, Common @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Swallow, Violet-green @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Swallow, Cliff @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Swallow, Barn @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Chickadee, Chestnut-backed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Bushtit, Common @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Wrentit @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Robin, American @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Mockingbird @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Starling, European @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Towhee, California @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Sparrow, Savannah @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Sparrow, Song @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Junco, Dark-eyed @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Blackbird, Red-winged @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Meadowlark, Western @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Blackbird, Brewer's @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Finch, House @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton
Sparrow, House @Ano Nuevo; Princeton; Marin Co; Oakland/Alameda; Dumbarton

1977-04-16: CA: PAC; Fairchild

@day: PAC; Fairchild
Kestrel, American @PAC; Fairchild
Dove, Mourning @PAC; Fairchild
Hummingbird, Anna's @PAC; Fairchild
scrub-jay sp. @PAC; Fairchild
Crow, Common @PAC; Fairchild
Wrentit @PAC; Fairchild
Robin, American @PAC; Fairchild
Towhee, Rufous-sided @PAC; Fairchild
1977-04-17-0018
Towhee, California @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Fox @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Song @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Lincoln's @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Golden-crowned x Sparrow, White-crowned @PAC; Fairchild
1977-04-16-0006
Sparrow, White-crowned @PAC; Fairchild
Sparrow, Golden-crowned @PAC; Fairchild
Blackbird, Red-winged @PAC; Fairchild

1977-04-19: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@day: Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Bonaparte's @Palo Alto Baylands
Description: Molting into alternate plumage.
1977-04-19-0009

1977-04-20: CA: Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road

@p3101: Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
Waxwing, Cedar @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.
Finch, House @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.
Goldfinch, Lesser @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.
Goldfinch, American @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.

1977-04-21: CA: Palo Alto

@day: Palo Alto
Grebe, Horned @Palo Alto
1977-04-21-0008
Questar 3.5".
Sandpiper, Western @Palo Alto
1977-04-21-00121977-04-21-0013
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Palo Alto
1977-04-21-0005
Swallow, Cliff @Palo Alto
Behavior: As the birds gather mud for their nests, they hold up their wings and vibrate them. This is apparently a solicitation for copulation, which I observed several times today.
1977-04-21-0018

1977-04-23: CA: Farallones Pelagic (NEI)

@day: Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Brant @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Loon, Pacific @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Loon, Common @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Grebe, Western @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Albatross, Black-footed @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
1977-04-23-00011977-04-23-00021977-04-23-00051977-04-23-00061977-04-23-00071977-04-23-0009
Shearwater, Sooty @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
1977-04-23-0028
Cormorant, Brandt's @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Cormorant, Double-crested @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Cormorant, Pelagic @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Coot, American @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Oystercatcher, Black @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Kittiwake, Black-legged @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Gull, Bonaparte's @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Gull, Ring-billed @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Gull, Western @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
1977-04-23-00231977-04-23-0013
The first photo shows how popular sea lions are with the gulls when they eat on the surface. The second shows many hundreds of birds attracted by our chum; you can see a bit of one of the Farallones at the left side.
Gull, Herring @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Tern, Forster's @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Murre, Common @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Guillemot, Pigeon @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Puffin, Tufted @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)
Dove, Rock @Farallones Pelagic (NEI)

1977-04-26: CA: Palo Alto

@DP: Palo Alto Duck Pond
@YH: Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
@day: Palo Alto
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Palo Alto
1977-04-26-0013
Questar 3.5" at 1600mm, f/18.
Gull, Bonaparte's @Palo Alto
1977-04-26-0003
Questar 3.5" at 1400mm, f/18.
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto
1977-04-25-0024
50-300mm f/4.5 Zoom-Nikkor.

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