Rare birds on Bay Farm

My wife and I are bird watchers and we recently spotted a group of tiny sandpipers along one of the saltwater lagoons on Bay Farm. We’ve lived here since 1980. Our fellow bird fans agree they haven’t seen sandpipers here before. 

Friday night at our feeder we saw a group of rare rufous hummingbirds. I understand they migrate 2,000 miles each year to Mexico for warmer winters but normally aren’t found in California. Typically they appear further north in Oregon and Washington State. 

The ones we saw yesterday looked like a copper penny with blazing, shiny, red necks. We’d never seen anything like them out here on Bay Farm, either.


Mike Lano