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1980-02-12: CA: Cupertino: home

@day: Cupertino: home
Mockingbird @Cupertino: home
Vocalizations: First real song I've heard.

1980-02-15: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@Cup: Cupertino
@day: Palo Alto Baylands
@spoils: Palo Alto: Spoils area
East of the Yacht Harbor.
Missed No Black Rails today.
Wigeon, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Mallard @Palo Alto Baylands
Shoveler, Northern @Palo Alto Baylands
Pintail @Palo Alto Baylands
Scaup, Lesser @Palo Alto Baylands
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto Baylands
Pheasant, Ring-necked # @Palo Alto Baylands
Loon, Red-throated @Palo Alto Baylands
Palo Alto Yacht Harbor.
Description: Unmistakable. Larger than Horned Grebe, about Western Grebe size, but loon shape. Definite upturned mandible. Winter plumage.
Grebe, Horned @Palo Alto Baylands
Grebe, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Egret, Great @Palo Alto Baylands
Egret, Snowy @Palo Alto Baylands
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Palo Alto Baylands
Kite, White-tailed @Palo Alto Baylands
Near the harbormaster's office.
Hawk, Marsh 
1♂ @Palo Alto Baylands
1♀ @Palo Alto Baylands
Kestrel, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Sora @Palo Alto Baylands
Behavior: Flushed by Snowy Egret.
Coot, American @Palo Alto Baylands
Killdeer @Palo Alto Baylands
Avocet, American @Palo Alto: Spoils area
Willet @Palo Alto Baylands
Curlew, Long-billed 5+ @Palo Alto: Spoils area
Godwit, Marbled 200+ @Palo Alto: Spoils area
Gull, Bonaparte's @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, California @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Herring @Palo Alto Baylands
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Palo Alto Baylands
Dove, Rock @Palo Alto Baylands
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto Baylands
Shrike, Loggerhead @Palo Alto Baylands
On barbed wire, north end of the harbor.
Crow, Common @Cupertino
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, White-crowned @Palo Alto Baylands
Blackbird, Red-winged @Palo Alto Baylands
The icterid flocks working the pickleweed today were female or immatures, as opposed to the commonly seen cowbird/Brewer's/starling flocks. Also saw one bird mostly in immature plumage, except for crimson wingbars.
Meadowlark, Western @Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto Baylands

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