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San francisco and new york too hot and more sight seeing than birding

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Old Saturday 10th July 2010, 11:48   #1
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San francisco and new york too hot and more sight seeing than birding

this was my first visit to the states as a birder having already being disney when i was 5 years old so i cant remember much of that and i knew san fran would be my best bet to get some decent birding in im not a photographer or wont be a good story about the birds but will be more of locations and birds list

san francisco
American crow - everywhere
Raven - 6 in the city center
Brown pelican - pier 39
common tern - coming from the airport
starling - everywhere
house sparrow- everywhere
anna's hummingbird - yerba vista garden
peregrine - city center
Brewer's blackbird - everywhere
western gull - all coastal sites
double crested cormant - most coastal sites
pelagic cormant - fly past pier 41
Black crowned Night heron - pier 39 , Alactraz
mallard - sea
heerman's gull - fishermans wharf
barn swallow - fishermans wharf
Red tailed hawk - roadside on the way yosemite
yellow warbler - yosemite
tree swallow - yosemite
cliff swallow - yosemite
snowy egret - near bay bridge ,alactraz
coopers hawk - near Oakdale
White throated swift - yosemite everywhere there
Great blue heron - garden pond oakdale
redwing blackbird - yosemite
black headed bunting - yosemite
western tanager - yosemite
black swift - 2 at yosemite
american Robin - GGPark , yosemite
acorn woodpecker - yosemite
Stellers Jay - GGpark , yosemite
yellow billed magpie - vineyard somewhere in that district
rough winged swallow - outskirts of yosemite
northern Flicker - yosemite
Brown headed cowbird - Oakdale
Band tailed pigeon - roadside
mourning Dove -Oakdale
vaux Swift - Bay area
American Kestrel - Oakland
turey vulture - Roadside
Surf Scoter - sea near pier 39
western Grebe - Sea
california Gull - alactraz
Brandt's cormant - alaztraz
song sparrow - alactraz , GGpark
pigeon guillemot - alactraz
common murre - boat to alactraz
northern Mocking bird - crissy fields
Purple Finch - GGpark , alactraz
Canada goose - alactraz , GGpark
Black pheobe - GGpark
pied billed Grebe - GG park
house finch - GG park
Black chinned hummingbird - GG park
Western Scrub Jay - GG park
Bushtit - GG park
Warbling vireo - GG park
Pygmy Nuthatch - GG park
Chestnut Backed chikadee - GG park
violent Green swallow - GG park
California Quail - pair in botanical garden GG park anyone know if genuine in there ?
Dark eyed junco Oregon race - GG park

will be posting more pics and the few birds i saw in NYC
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Old Saturday 10th July 2010, 16:38   #2
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Hi ,Rob.
Your report brought back a few memories of a family holiday years ago. Just one point - black headed bunting ? Do you mean grosbeak ?
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I noticed the "black-headed bunting" in the list too. I thought maybe Rob was referring to the "Oregon" race of the Dark-eyed Junco (it has a black head). Then I saw that Rob did list seeing the Dark-eyed Junco near the end of the list, so "black-headed bunting" was somewhat of a mystery for me!
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sorry about the confusion wasnt paying attention when typing that and reading my notes yes it was black headed grosebeak singing in yosemite fantastic male

the picture below is the black pheobe at golden gate park near chinese stlye hut
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California Quail - pair in botanical garden GG park anyone know if genuine in there ?
They're genuinely wild (but under lots of pressure from feral cats!)
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the new york part of my trip was a lot less bird filled and was mainly due to it being 103 fahrenheit and in a big city that aint much fun
laughing gull - hudson and airport
common Grackle - central park
american herring gull - hudson
Gray Catbird - central park and near the intrepid
mew Gull - hudson
bonapartes gull - hudson
Ring billed Gull - hudson
forsters Tern - near statue of liberty
Great Egret - central park
Chimmney swift - central park
Downy Woodpecker - central park
Northern Cardinal -Central park


also seen night heron , american robin , house finch
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a few more pics

raven , Brewers blackbirds, redwing blackbird , juv night heron , snowy egret
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I have to question your Mew Gull on the Hudson. If that were on your San Francisco list, I'd buy it, but in New York City in the middle of summer that would be quite the rarity.
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I have to question your Mew Gull on the Hudson. If that were on your San Francisco list, I'd buy it, but in New York City in the middle of summer that would be quite the rarity.
sorry for late repley but what i saw just looked like our common gulls in the UK didnt realise was a rarity for the time of year
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