From: "Kathi Ellsworth" <pandion@...
Subject: San Gabriel fire birds
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 22:15:19 -0800
I've been bicycling in a canyon above San Dimas throughout the summer and
after the fire, I was finally able to get back in there on Oct. 22, 2002.
Regular birds are still there, like CA Towhee, Wrentit, etc., although
fewer in numbers. A Great Horned Owl that has been there all summer is
still there. The Yellow-rumps seem to like the blackened landscape. The
best treat was 4 Common Poorwills I found at the base of the canyon. They
would sit on the road, then fly up and hover over me and fly to sit a
little further downhill, chirp chirp.
I would think the fire has driven them down. This canyon is called Sycamore
Canyon and is just west of San Dimas Canyon which is just north of San
Dimas up San Dimas Canyon Road.
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