December 4, 2019
Leader(s): Sonja Raub
# of participants: 3
# of species: 20
On a rainy Wednesday morning four hardy souls ventured forth to find the winter resident birds in UC Regents’ Blake Garden. Meghan, the head gardener, gave a synopsis of the garden’s history to begin with. We were greeted by Ruby Crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Oak Titmice, Hermit Thrush, Spotted and California Towhees, Fox, Golden-crowned and Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Stellar and Scrub Jays, a Townsend’s Warbler, Lesser Goldfinch, Bewick’s Wrens, Crows, Anna’s Hummingbirds, and a beautiful, but soggy Red-shouldered Hawk.
We hope to repeat this tour in January, 2020 with better weather, as well as more bird sightings and species. There is a plan to offer a guided birding walk through the Blake Garden once a month in 2020.
Today’s checklist is located at http://ebird/org/checklist/S62115442