Sunday, January 16, 2011


This mornings walk was delightful. The weather was warm with very little wind. The birds were cooperative, and there were fourteen enthusiastic and cheerful birders (photo-birder, Barbara Akle) . What more could one possibly want?

Good sighting of the Meadowlark (one was attempting to sing). Great sighting of two Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Many Black-crowned Night-Heron around the pond and a couple of Great-blue Heron. As the walk was winding down, we watched two Red-shouldered Hawk diving on a Red-tailed Hawk that was perched at the top of a Eucalyptus. The Red-tailed did not seem fazed by the testy Red-shouldered Hawks. Our bird count for the morning was 27. Not bad for a 2 hour walk in the Cloister's Park.

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