Prepping for the BoF

This afternoon I took a quick spin out to Sunnyvale Baylands Park to scout out the route for tomorrow morning’s BoF, and make sure no one had thrown up fences in the route.

View of Sunnyvale Baylands

It was a good two and half hours. Over the 8.1 kilometers there and back again (my GPS unit gives me relatively accurate counts of just how far I’ve travelled) I had 36 species:

  • Canada Goose
  • Gadwall
  • American Wigeon
  • Mallard
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Pied-billed Grebe 2
  • American White Pelican 3
  • Double-crested Cormorant 6
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Great Egret
  • Turkey Vulture 2
  • White-tailed Kite 2
  • American Kestrel 1
  • American Coot
  • Killdeer 1
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • American Avocet
  • Lesser Yellowlegs 1
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove
  • Anna’s Hummingbird 1
  • Black Phoebe
  • American Crow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bushtit
  • Marsh Wren
  • European Starling
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • California Towhee 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Western Meadowlark
  • House Finch

I hope these all show up tomorrow, but we’ll probably miss a few, and pick up a few more. Here are a few pictures of what we can look forward to:

California Towhee

California Towhee

Great Egret

Great Egret flying

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

California Ground Squirrel

California Ground Squirrel at Sunnyvale Baylands

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