[Fosc] Pig Nuts

Mark Rauzon via Fosc fosc at lists.sausalcreek.org
Sun Sep 11 19:47:24 PDT 2016

The bird monitoring group of six folks had a wonderful day in the watershed, starting at Joaquin Miller Park. A fallen pine brought cones to the ground and many seed eaters were going after the pine nuts. One species, the pygmy nuthatch - called pig-nuts for short-  was very conspicuous for we usually only hear them chittering away in the treetops.  Here is a close-up of one that posed at eye level. House wren, dark-eyed junco, and California towhee were also photographed near the Fern Ravine area by the Sequoia Arena. 


We ended the monitoring with the peregrine falcons of the Fruitvale Bridge. In all, about 35 species were recorded of this nice fall migration day.

Mark J. Rauzon

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