On Saturday morning January 7, twenty-seven birders walked around Dixon
Lake. After several days of rain, we experienced a very pleasant sunny
day, and I think everybody enjoyed the field trip. We found 47 different
bird species. Our target bird at this location is always finding a
sapsucker. Finally, at the end of our walk, Christina found a Red-naped
Sapsucker in a eucalyptus tree near the parking lot. Unfortunately, a
lot of our birders had already left the area.
Many thanks to Steve Ellis for maintaining our bird species list. And
thanks to our photographers who captured many great photos.
JIM BECKMAN, trip leader