In the garden area near some of the houses in the park from the original ranch property, were the orioles.
Not the best photos, the orioles like to hang out pretty high in the tree tops.
Recent walk through Shollenberger Park, Petaluma
The neighbors above me have an old pine tree stump near their front porch, in which a pair of pygmy nuthatches have started excavating a nest hole - this puts the birds in a direct descending line of flight to my feeders - sort of like moving into a high end condo overlooking a favorite fast food diner...(they are frequent visitors to the feeders).
Meanwhile, a trip to Tomales Bay State Park, near the Pt. Reyes seashore.
At nearby Abbott's Lagoon.
Sunday hike through Tolay Lake Regional Park revealed several lark sparrows, and a single horned lark, the latter a bird I have been wanting to encounter for some time.