Re: [MBB] Re: [CALBIRDS] DUSKY WARBLER in Santa Cruz
- For what it is worth, the bird was not in evidence today from about 2:00 to 4:15 p.m., with folks still there waiting after 4:15.
From: Phil Brown <pdpbrown@...>
Cc: CALBIRDS <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com>; email@example.com; Monterey Bay Birds <mbb@...>
Sent: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 2:12 pm
Subject: [MBB] Re: [CALBIRDS] DUSKY WARBLER in Santa Cruz
Everyone, please note that this is a very dangerous route to the spot. You will have to cross a railroad trestle which has many rotted wooden planks. It is far easier and safer to follow Natural Bridges Drive down to Delaware avenue where you turn right. Follow Delaware past the pond (which is on your right) and follow the trail up along the West edge of the pond. The steps mentioned are beyond the big clump of willows quite far up the trail (the Homeless Garden project will be on your left).
Here is a google link
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Matt Brady <podoces@...> wrote:
Hi Birders. Oscar Johnson just found a DUSKY WARBLER at Antonelli's Pond in Santa Cruz. The bird was at the northwest corner of the pond, where a series of wooden steps go down towards the pond. It was foraging in the willows with a group of Audubon's Warblers, and he was able to get extended looks at the bird. For those of you who searched for the Dusky Warbler at Antonelli's Pond in 1997, this is in the same general area. Oscar said he was able to rule out other potential confusion species, including Radde's Warbler. He has posted further information on both the Northern California BirdBox (415-681-7422) and the Monterey Bird Box (831-626-6605).
Directions to Antonelli's Pond:
From Mission Street (aka Highway 1) on the extreme west side of Santa Cruz, turn south at the light at Western Drive. Western will end in a T intersection, take a right, and then the next left onto Natural Bridges Drive. Follow Natural Bridges Drive until you cross the railroad tracks, the park. Follow the tracks west, until you cross over the bridge. Follow one of the dirt paths to the stairs, which are just below some Monterey Pines.
Directions from the Santa Cruz Bird Club are here: <http://scbirdingguide.org/The%20Mid-County%20Coast/Natural%20Bridges.htm>
Good luck and good birding,
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