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1980-11-01: NM: Cupertino: 10305 Calvert

@c10305: Cupertino: 10305 Calvert
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Cupertino: 10305 Calvert
Vocalizations: 'jibbet'
House list #22.

1980-11-01: NM: Palo Alto Baylands

@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
Sandpiper, Upland ? @Palo Alto Baylands
Description: Flight stiff and jerky like a Spotted Sandpiper; long and lanky, maybe 10"; tail long and pointed; bill short; doesn't fit anything else I can think of.

1980-11-17: CA: Palo Alto Duck Pond

Notable:  Red-necked Grebe
@day: Palo Alto Duck Pond
Scaup, Lesser @Palo Alto Duck Pond
First of the winter at this pond.
Grebe, Red-necked @Palo Alto Duck Pond
1980-11-17-00051980-11-17-0006

1980-11-22: CA: Palo Alto

Notable:  Red-necked Grebe; Nelson's Sparrow
@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
@day: Palo Alto
Tide 6.9'.
Mallard @Palo Alto
Shoveler, Northern @Palo Alto
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto
Grebe, Red-necked @Palo Alto
In the Yacht Harbor.
Description: In direct comparison with Western: a bit smaller, distinctly shorter neck. Bill more symmetrical, ivory-colored. Cheek patch of cream color, rest shades of brown.
Grebe, Western @Palo Alto
Heron, Great Blue @Palo Alto
Egret, Great @Palo Alto
Egret, Snowy @Palo Alto
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Palo Alto
Kite, White-tailed @Palo Alto
Hawk, Marsh @Palo Alto
Hawk, Red-tailed @Palo Alto
Rail, Clapper @Palo Alto
Behavior: As part of my continuing string of observations of Clapper Rails eating mice, Phil Gordon saw one eat 4–5 mice including at least one Vagrant Shrew, Sorex vagrans.
Coot, American @Palo Alto
Sandpiper, Least @Palo Alto
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto
Gull, California @Palo Alto
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Palo Alto
Dove, Rock @Palo Alto
Shrike, Loggerhead @Palo Alto
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Palo Alto
Sparrow, Nelson's @Palo Alto
1980-11-22-0002
Unmistakable. At “Black Rail corner,” northeast of the parking lot for the interpretive center, for about two hours. Seen by dozens of birders.
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto

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