Even more odds-n-ends, 11/29
I birded San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Newport Bay, and Little
Corona City Beach on Saturday, November 29th. At San Joaquin, I found a
RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER way back in the middle of the riparian area along
the Lost Trail. I had at least five or six WILSON'S WARBLERS (probably
wintering) throughout the marsh, which seems like a very high count for
this time of year. Also probably wintering were two NORTHERN ROUGH-
WINGED SWALLOWS. In the willows of the adjacent San Diego Creek I noted
a wintering YELLOW WARBLER.
At Upper Newport Bay, I had a male EURASIAN WIGEON about halfway
between Big Canyon and East Bluff Dr. Other notables included the
continuing LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE between Shellmaker Rd. and San Joaquin
Hills Rd. and a few HORNED GREBES near the Jamboree Rd. bridge. The
albino AMERICAN COOT was also still present near Jamboree Road.
Little Corona City Beach had three BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, about a dozen
each of BLACK TURNSTONE and SURFBIRD, a WANDERING TATTLER, COMMON and
PACIFIC LOONS, and a few BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS.
I had a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE in the eucalyptus trees along the bike trail
near Harvard Athletic Park in Irvine.
Lastly, I had singles of YELLOW WARBLER and BULLOCK'S ORIOLE in my
neighborhood in eastern Orange this morning, undoubtedly continuing