Dave Bowden and I completed our Burney trip Sunday morning with a Merlin in
We made one last trip to the falls area for Black Swifts we counted nine
Black Swifts near 7AM.
Instead of trying to match the 24 count of the day before we headed to
beach area of Lake Britton.
Here we had;
Red Breasted Sapsucker
A family of Song Sparrows with two young which had no tails.
At the Britton Lake dam we had:
Half mile out of the Burney Park gate we had:
An adult Merlin carrying it's prey for the morning across HY 89.
It stopped road side in a pine hoping we would go away.
We didn't go away.
So he flew across an open meadow giving us great viewing he landed in Oak
Tree boarding the meadow.
Pleasanton, Alameda County, Cal.