Where have all the birds gone? Just a handful of Avocets, a scattered few ducks, two pairs of Canada Geese, and a dozen or so Black-necked Stilts were around on this sunny (finally) morning at the salt ponds that empty into the southern end of San Francisco Bay.
Kind of disappointing.
But we accidentally started a feud between a Marsh Wren and a Common Yellowthroat Warbler, which made the morning memorable. After seeing a male Common Yellowthroat land nearby, we played his “wichety” song, and instead of the Yellowthroat popping into view, we made the local Marsh Wren mad enough to come scold us for several minutes.
You almost never get this bird in view because they hide down in the reeds, and blend into their habitat quite well. But he/she was mad!