Monday, November 17, 2014
Birding South to North
Sweet Springs 32 species. Favorites were - Wigeon, Black-bellied plover, and a noisy Kingfisher.
Continued my bird quest south a mile or so to the ponds at the Sea Pines Golf Course. At the larger pond were two female Common Goldeneye, an A+ sighting; the smaller pond held 5 species, Mallard, Shoveler, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, and Pied Billed Grebe. On the grass were several hundred coots or more. The local eagle has a taste for Coots.
Next stop, El Chorro Park, 5 miles south/east of Morro Bay. The numerous pepper trees were loaded with plump red berries. America Robin, some with very deep red/orange breasts, were indulging in a berry frenzy; counted 50 Robins in and under this one pepper tree (photo). Among the Robins were, Golden and White-crowned Sparrow, Hermit Thrush and several pair of Western Bluebird.
(yeah for the little guy). Happy Birding!