Forwarding the following message since SEDGE WREN is a CBRC review bird, it
is of course of state-wide interest. I have just called the Northern
California Birds Box a couple minutes ago, and there are no positive or
negative reports on the current status of this bird. Has anyone seen the
bird this morning?
Please ignore and delete earlier erroneous message I had sent out...sorry...
Mike Feighner, Livermore, CA, Alameda County
From: Dan Singer [mailto:dsg@...
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 4:03 PM
Subject: [pen-bird] SEDGE WREN
Al Eisner, Mark Eaton, Luke Cole, Rita Carratello, Don Roberson and I saw
the Sedge Wren at Half Moon Bay State Beach this morning and early this
afternoon. We moved the red marker that Peter Metropolus put up to the area
where we last saw it, some 50-75 meters south of where Peter originally
found the bird. Photographs were obtained, though it remains to be seen how
good any of the shots may be.
The bird can be very difficult to see, as Al can attest to, but later the
rest of us were treated to killer views at close range. Sorry, Al.
Directions are on the bird box, but to recap they are as follows:
Half Moon Bay State Beach is at the west end of Kelly Avenue in Half Moon
Bay. From the northwest corner of the parking lot, walk north through the
trailer camping area to the bathrooms at the northwest corner of the camping
area. Behind the bathrooms there is a roped-off trail which leads north.
Follow it for 100 meters or so and watch for the red flag hanging from the
fence. We last saw the bird just to the west of this spot. Sometimes the
bird would call frequently, sometimes very sporadically. It often gave a
double call note (a sharp chip), but gave single call notes as well.
Super bird. Congratulations, Peter!