FW: [EBB Sightings] Phylloscopus (Dusky?) Warbler - Contra Costa County
- Thought this might be of interest so am forwarding it.
It's in Richmond/El Cerrito California, just north of Berkeley.
Here is a link with directions on getting to the Costco -- off 880.
[mailto:sightings-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Robert Lewis
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 6:51 PM
Subject: [EBB Sightings] Phylloscopus (Dusky?) Warbler - Contra Costa County
Emilie Strauss found a Phylloscopus Warbler today behind Costco on Central
Avenue in Richmond / El Cerrito. Photographs of the bird are posted on
To get to the site, go down Central Avenue towards Costco and park in the
corner of the Costco lot. Walk south to a Bay Trail feeder trail with a
wood bar across it. Jump the bar and turn west on the trail, walk to just
before where the trail turns north. There is a small field of fennel on
your right, between the trail and the black wire fence of the water
treatment plant. The bird was low in the fennel, and near the two small
cypresses in the field.
After Emilie notified me, I was able to find the bird about 4 PM. Dave
Quady appeared about 4:30 and we again refound the bird. I left about 5,
when John Luther arrived.
Looking at the images in the camera and as posted, and after e-mailing them
to Emilie, we all concluded the bird is a Dusky Warbler. A few more less
satisfying images are also available.