Two Gray Catbirds on San Bruno Mountain, San Mateo County
- The two Gray Catbirds continue on San Bruno Mountain; yes there are two
singing male Gray Catbirds along the Old Guadalupe Trail and both birds
have apparently been present since Sunday when first found by Herb Brandt.
We met Herb along the trail late this morning and he pointed out that there
was a second Gray Catbird about 50 meters along the trail beyond the first
bird. Just continue east along the paved trail past the isolated clump of
eucalyptus to the next opening. The second bird was also singing and
skulking in the yellow flowering acacias and in the low blackberry tangles.
The second bird was easier to see for us and I managed a distant photo.
Robbie obtained voice recordings of both birds. Photo and voice recordings
Herb says the birds are most cooperative early in the morning, before 10am
or late in the afternoon after 5pm. Otherwise they tend to hide deep in
Access is easiest from the Crocker Gate in Daly City. Detailed directions
have been posted at:
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
SF Birding Classes start Sep 14 http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/
California Bird Records Committee http://www.californiabirds.org/
Western Field Ornithologists http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/