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  •  Follow up on potential lifers for next weekend (5+ / 0-)

    Not as many as I thought. Most are unlikely to be seen but there are a few potentials:

    Barrow's Goldeneye
    Least Tern
    Winter Wren
    California Thrasher
    Black and White Warbler
    Vesper Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow (I've had a few candidate Grasshoppers but not confirmed so far)
    Purple Finch
    Lawrence's Goldfinch
    Evening Grosbeak (included because there have been a number of reports of them in the Central Valley this winter)

    Current forecast for the next 10 days looks good right now - just hoping there's not much early fog...

    ... no one can put the ocean in their pocket ... ~ Melissa Harris-Lacewell

    by tgypsy on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 12:16:37 PM PST

    •  Good luck with the lifers (2+ / 0-)
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      That's an eclectic bunch of birds for any geographic location!

      "We are normal and we want our freedom" - Bonzos

      by matching mole on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 05:44:04 PM PST

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    •  It will probably be tough on this trip, though (0+ / 0-)

      a few are possible.  But Mines Road in early April would probably get you several of those - Cal Thrasher, Winter Wren, Purple Finch, Larry's Goldfinch, and possibly Grasshopper Sparrow (on Del Puerto Canyon Road, out near I-5) and maybe Vesper.  B&W warbler could be a vagrant in the early parts of the road.

      For Barrow's Goldeneye, check Mountain View Shoreline.  Least Tern - Alameda.

      They only call it Class War when we fight back.

      by lineatus on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 08:58:00 PM PST

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