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December 2011 Bird Walk

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Hugh Currie led our December 10th Bird Walk at Humber Bay Park. It was a sunny day, but windy and cold. The birds weren’t very cooperative: the waterfowl were scarce and stayed mainly well offshore. Land birds were even more scarce: we failed to find some of he most common species. Here’s the list of sightings:

Black-crowned Night Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Gadwall
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck

Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Mockingbird
American Tree Sparrow
American Goldfinch

After a chilly 2 hours in the park, it was time to warm up with coffee & a cookie at Birds & Beans!

Here are some photos from the walk:

PintailwithMallard

Male Northern Pintail with a female Mallard.

TreeSparrow

American Tree Sparrow

And a few more from Brian Keaveney:

MalePintailfromAbove
Goldfinches1

American Goldfinches

Mocker

Northern Mockingbird

HBSgetting-taller

Under revised rules, the buildings at Humber Bay Shores are getting taller and skinnier.

ByTheSea

The new towers at Legion Road dwarf Marina Del Rey. The tallest is 44 stories.

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