October 21- Sightings from around the slough

Sightings sent in by Stan Dryden and Jeff Hayes from 10/21/2013. They went birding in Moss Landing (Jetty Road), Moonglow Dairy, and Elkhorn Rd at and north of Strawberry Road. Approximate numbers are included. None of these species should be a surprise, with the possible exception of the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper as seen in the photo below.

Sharp-tailed SP with Least

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Golden Crowned Sparrow 1-2

Marsh Wren 1-2

Clark’s Grebe 4

Western Grebe 1-2

Say’s Phoebe 1

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Brandt’s Cormorant 50-100

American Avocet 5

Turkey Vulture 1

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1

European Starling 2

Herring Gull 3

Mew Gull 1

Western Meadowlark 1

House Finch 1

Tricolored Blackbird 1-2

White-crowned Sparrow 5

Brewer’s Blackbird 200-500

Rock Pigeon 50

Anna’s Hummingbird 1

Downy Woodpecker

Black Phoebe 20

American Crow 20

American Coot 20

Townsend’s Warbler 2

Collared Dove 40

Northern Shoveler 2

Ruddy Duck 3

Northern Pintail 20

Northern Harrier 1-2

Eared Grebe 30

Whimbrel 2

Willet 500

Marbled Godwit 200

Snowy Egret 1

Great Egret 1

Western Gull 500

Killdeer 3

Double-crested Cormorant 100

Mallard 50

Long-billed Dowitcher 2

Brown Pelican 200

Long-billed Curlew 2

Bufflehead 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Least Sandpiper 25

Black-necked Stilt 5

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 2

American White Pelican 4

Bewick’s Wren 1

Oak Titmouse 1 (heard not seen)

Bushtits 10

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Canada Goose?

Green Winged Teal 1

Red shouldered Hawk 1

Black bellied Plover?

Elegant Tern 20

Ring-billed Gull?

Eurasian Collared Dove 30

Rock Dove 100

House Sparrow?

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