Saturday, March 03, 2007

BMB07/04 Oak Glen 3rd March 2007

Reports of ten or twelve Big Morongo Birders, depending on who is believed, by all accounts had a very fine morning at Oak Glen. Very cold to start, with snow on the ground, but it soon warmed up!

Ring-necked Duck

Wood Duck

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel

California Quail

American Coot

Rock Dove

Band-tailed Pigeon

Acorn Woodpecker

Downey Woodpecker

Nuttall’s Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Violet-green Swallow

Stellar’s Jay

American Crow

Mountain Chickadee

Oak Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Western Bluebird

American Robin


European Starling

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Spotted Towhee

California Towhee

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Cassin’s Finch

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

Scrub Jay

This is a most impressive list for Oak Glen, but a pity the Sora was missed. Many thanks to Harlan for leading what was described as a happy and funny morning – did Don have a hand in that – and to Jean for the specie list.

Congratulations to Pat Stoner, her assistants and our Junior Docents. Today’s annual Friends of BMCP garage sale raised $992 and was once again a great success.

We are advised that the Northern Saw-whet Owl recently seen at the Living Desert was found dead on Friday morning, near the front gate. One of it's wings was bloody but the cause was not obvious.

Good Birding……………bb