I've poached a lot of previously found/reported birds in the last few months, so it was nice to find my own Lucy's Warbler at Coyote Point on September 9th. eBird reveals 1 to 2 Bay Area sightings a year for the last ten, almost all between September and February, so the species is rare but regular around here. The last San Mateo County record was from February of 2017 (I was still living in LA), and I intersected my Bay Area bike-first at a Lake Merced stakeout in San Francisco in December of that year. So, the Coyote Point bird wasn't new for my cumulative Bay Area bike list but was new for the San Mateo County subset of that project (#261). Can't argue with convenience.....
Lucy's Warbler range (left) and Bay Area sightings (right)
Heavily cropped Lucy's Warbler record shots
Northern part of Vermilion Flycatcher Range (left)
All Bay Area eBird records (right)
A distant and heavily cropped Vermilion Flycatcher record shot.
Bay Area bike bird #291
Yellow-green Vireo range (left) and California eBird records (right)
Yellow-green Vireo - Bay Area bike bird #292
My Yellow-Green Vireo chase
And since I've offered only crappy records shots, here's a proper frame to end. Cheers.....
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/5000 at f/4.5, ISO 400, handheld
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