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April 2020
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Fun on the Plaza
Filed under: California
Posted by: Bob @ 11:35 am

Hi all,

Had a great morning on the plaza in downtown Brawley for the Brawley Public Library’s autumn book sale and local authors book signing event this past saturday. Picked up a few new books, met lots of friends new and old and even had some family there!

Brawley Plaza. No right turn for the snow cone line! BUHS band had worked up a thirst.

Brawley Plaza. Library book sale.

My nephew Eric is a staff photographer for Imperial Valley Press and it was good to chat with him for a bit too.

With my nephew Eric Miller

Of course I had to keep a list of birds seen from the plaza too! I was expecting to see a number of warblers as migration is comming on but did not see any till I was ready to leave and had a flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers. Here is the list.

Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Gila Woodpecker
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brewers Blackbird
House Finch

Headed down Dogwood Road to El Centero afterwords and saw 204 Sandhill Crane near Dogwood and Carey Roads. Five American Kestrel were the most I have seen on that stretch all summer so it appears a number of them have newly arrived for the winter as well. The duck club northeast of Dogwood and Keystone Roads is now taking on water so we should start seeing the typical winter mass quantities of birds in that area soon. Have not peeked into the fish farms south of Keystone for some time but it appears they are all dry so birding along the Dogwood corridor through Mesquite Lake Basin has been rather slow so far this year.

See ya at the sea………..

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