Sequoia Audubon Society
                              San Mateo County, California

Field Trip Report


Photo by A.G.Dody Lee

Redwood Shores Library Bird Walk
Sunday March 15, 2009
Leader:Sonny Mencher

Did the monthly Sequoia Audubon Redwood Shores Library beginners bird walk yesterday afternoon. Spent about 45 minutes observing birds in the slough behind the library from 3:15 - 4:00. For second month in a row we saw the Hybrid Gadwall x Northern Shoveler as well as Eurasian Wigeons. Both times at about the same time of day and a few hours before high tide

Additional info - High Tide was about 5 so when I arrived at library about 2:40 the tide was coming in. I did see both the hybrid and Eurasian at that time. The hybrid was moving around on its own - between the Canvasbacks and N. Shovelers at the Southern end of the slough directly behind the library. The Eurasian was on the far side of the slough (Oracle side) along the edge, usually with 1 or 2 American Wigeons.

There was also one Long billed Curlew and a small flock of Ruddy Ducks with one male approaching breeding plumage.

For me best part is the number of new birders and families with young kids (under10 years of age) participating.

If you are interested in joining us, e-mail me at sequoiaaudubon@yahoo.com and I'll put the on the mailing list for future trips

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