Yesterday morning, Saturday Nov 5, ten birders checked out Daley Ranch. It was a sunny warm day, but cool breezes helped to make the walk very enjoyable.
Because of the drought, all of the ponds with water that we usually visit, are completely dry. However, we did manage to find 36 different bird species.
There were Wrentits everywhere. The best birds were the Hermit Thrush, Golden-crowned Sparrow, and Fox Sparrow. These birds along with many other different birds were seen near the Ranch House. There is a horse drinking water trough and other smaller water pans for dogs. There is also some water on the ground which attracts the birds. We spent about about a half hour at this water area — sitting on benches in the shade, while observing the birds. Great up-close views and photo-ops!
Here’s our bird list:
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
JIM BECKMAN trip leader