Painted Redstart in Berkeley: A first for Alameda County

by on November 18, 2013

The lone Painted Redstart in a Berkeley tree on Sunday Nov. 17: the first time this species has been seen in Alameda County. Photo: Cal Walters The lone Painted Redstart in a Berkeley tree on Sunday Nov. 17: the first time this species has been seen in Alameda County. Photo: Cal Walters

berkeleyside-logo_webThis weekend, hundreds of bird enthusiasts flocked to a quiet southside Berkeley neighborhood to catch a glimpse of a beautiful North American breeding bird that has never before been sighted in Alameda County.

The colorful Painted Redstart was still in the Elmwood neighborhood this morning, flitting between three large trees located on three adjacent streets.

Read all about it at Berkeleyside.

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