[EBB Sightings] Western Tanager

[EBB Sightings] Western Tanager

Alan Krakauer
Tue Aug 08 11:10:34 PDT 2006
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    Hi Folks,
    
        Had a brief visit from a Western Tanager this morning.  This is  
    only our second or third sighting here (in the hills on the richmond  
    side of the El Cerrito border, near Wildcat Canyon Park).  Black- 
    headed grosbeak numbers seem lower than 2 weeks ago, but Lesser and  
    American Goldfinches are in huge numbers.  They are emptying a double- 
    size thistle sock in a day or two.  I may need to take out a loan to  
    keep them fed!
    
        I just got back from France, unfortunately only getting to bird  
    in fairly urban areas.  Still, it was fun to see some familiar birds  
    with unfamiliar names, like Wren, and Sand Martin, and some  
    unfamiliar birds with familiar names (robin, blackbird).
    
    Cheers
    
    Alan
    
    
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