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1980-01-04: NM: Cupertino: 10305 Calvert

@c10305: Cupertino: 10305 Calvert
Sparrow, White-crowned @Cupertino: 10305 Calvert
House list #18.

1980-01-19: CA: Palo Alto: Baylands

@MV: Mountain View
@day: Palo Alto: Baylands
High tide, flooded out 99% of the Baylands salt marsh. A big crowd yesterday saw a Black Rail, but I missed it.
Gadwall @Palo Alto: Baylands
Wigeon, American @Palo Alto: Baylands
Mallard @Palo Alto: Baylands
Teal, Blue-winged @Palo Alto: Baylands
Teal, Cinnamon @Palo Alto: Baylands
Shoveler, Northern @Palo Alto: Baylands
Pintail, Common @Palo Alto: Baylands
Teal, Green-Winged @Palo Alto: Baylands
Scaup, Greater @Palo Alto: Baylands
Scoter, Surf @Palo Alto: Baylands
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto: Baylands
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto: Baylands
Grebe, Horned @Palo Alto: Baylands
Grebe, Western @Palo Alto: Baylands
Egret, Great @Palo Alto: Baylands
Egret, Snowy @Palo Alto: Baylands
Behavior: Had a mouse, but lost it when pursued by over a dozen gulls.
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Palo Alto: Baylands
Vulture, Turkey @Mountain View
Hawk, Marsh @Palo Alto: Baylands
Hawk, Red-tailed @Palo Alto: Baylands
Rail, Clapper @Palo Alto: Baylands
Behavior: In an attempt to reproduce earlier observations of these rails eating mice during high tides, I pitched a white mouse (from a pet store) toward a rail. It was stalked, killed, and pounded for about 10 minutes, then a Ring-billed Gull stole it. This mouse was about 1.5x the diameter and 2x the volume of the native mice I've seen rails eat before.
Rail, Virginia @Palo Alto: Baylands
Crossing Stevens Creek (the body of water, not the street).
Sora @Palo Alto: Baylands
Palo Alto Yacht Harbor parking lot.
Coot, American @Palo Alto: Baylands
Killdeer @Palo Alto: Baylands
Willet @Palo Alto: Baylands
Sandpiper, Least @Palo Alto: Baylands
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Palo Alto: Baylands
Gull, Bonaparte's @Palo Alto: Baylands
Gull, Mew @Palo Alto: Baylands
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto: Baylands
Gull, Western @Palo Alto: Baylands
Gull, Herring @Palo Alto: Baylands
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Palo Alto: Baylands
Tern, Forster's @Palo Alto: Baylands
Description: Real white tips.
Dove, Rock @Palo Alto: Baylands
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto: Baylands
Hummingbird, Anna's ♂ @Palo Alto: Baylands
1980-01-19a0026
Seen from 8'.
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Palo Alto: Baylands
Starling, European @Palo Alto: Baylands
Yellowthroat, Common @Palo Alto: Baylands
Towhee, California @Palo Alto: Baylands
Sparrow, Savannah @Palo Alto: Baylands
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto: Baylands
Sparrow, White-crowned @Palo Alto: Baylands
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto: Baylands
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Palo Alto: Baylands
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto: Baylands

1980-01-25: CA: Cupertino: home

@day: Cupertino: home
Woodpecker, Downy 1♀ @Cupertino: home
House list #20. Six feet over my head as I stood at my front door.
Titmouse, Oak @Cupertino: home
Heard from bed.
Bushtit @Cupertino: home
Heard from bed.
Waxwing, Cedar @Cupertino: home
Heard all month long.

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