Thursday, May 5, 2016
Birding Turri Road
I had been birding about 20 minutes; experienced an excellent view of Mr. and Mrs. Blue Grosbeak, and a Common Yellowthroat; identified the distant chatter of a Western Kingbird and the persistent song of a Black-headed Grosbeak, but that was it. I was about ready to try another location when one of the best birders in the county, drove up.
Continued on down the Road. Perched on barbed wire fencing were two Cassin's Kingbirds, a Lark Sparrow, and Say's Phoebe. In the fields - Meadow Lark, Red-winged Blackbird and Western Bluebird. For a complete list see bird list at end of blog. Once again this peaceful country road proved to be a birding goldmine. As soon as we get a sunny morning, I will return for another look at these beautiful little darlings.
* Turri Road is located on the Central Coast of California between the Communities of Morro Bay and Los Osos.
Bird List: American Kestrel, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Cassin's Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Common Yellowthroat, House Finch, Lazuli Bunting, Meadowlark, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Red-tailed Hawk, Song Sparrow, Swainson's Thrush, Turkey Vulture, Warbling Vireo, Western Bluebird, Wilson's Warbler