For the first time this millinium and not
since the 1970s a Bobolink showed up
in SF.
Located by Steve Philllips while out on
a casual bird walk with friends at
Crissy Field this breeding plumaged
male was very confiding and stuck
around for 6 days.

A new county bird for hundreds of
local birders and a lifer for many.

Great bird!
Spring is a great time to learn
about juvenal plumages and
morphology of hatch-year birds.

Check out the day-glo orange
iris of this young Black-crowned
Night heron at the SF Botanical

Also at the SFBG, a single
Downy Woodpecker chick was
getting plenty of food from two
doting parents (below)