[EBB Sightings] Continuing Swamp Sparrow (Livermore-Springtown, Alameda County)

[EBB Sightings] Continuing Swamp Sparrow (Livermore-Springtown, Alameda County)

Mike Feighner
Thu Nov 25 11:33:00 PST 2004
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    Birders:
    
    The swamp sparrow continues in the Springtown District of Livermore in
    Alameda County.  Picked out the bird about 150 yards downstream from the
    bridge at the base of the fence along the south side of the creek.
    
    Watched the bird several times over the next hour or so on both sides of the
    trail along the south side of the creek with the help of Art Edwards, Dennis
    Rashé, Steve Huckabone, and Bob Dunn.
    
    We also saw both the Sora and Virginia Rail at the west end of the path
    along the south side of the creek.
    
    To reach this area:
    
    exit First St./Springtown Blvd. from I-580.  This is exit #54.  Head north
    (right) on Springtown Blvd.  There is a Motel 6 right away on the left.
    Drive exactly 1 mile to Rhododendron Drive and make a right here and park
    somewhere.  There are no parking signs along Springtown Blvd.  Then cross
    Springtown Blvd. and walk a very short distance north to the bridge.  Enter
    the path here at the south end of the creek.  Walk about 150 yards and start
    looking for the Swamp Sparrow.  Look for the two reflector posts on both
    sides of the trail and the small repaved section of asphalt in the path.
    This is the area where Art Edwards and George Bing had found the Swamp
    Sparrow on 11/13/2004, and this is the same area we saw the Swamp Sparrow
    this morning.
    
    --
    Mike Feighner, Livermore, CA, Alameda County
    
    
    
    


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