February 13, 1896
Warm, summery. A peach tree is now in bloom. There are thirty-one heron nests among the sycamores on Alhambra Creek, thirteen on one tree ... The overflow from the regular heronry consists of about a dozen nests on large oaks on the hills to the westward."
February 3, 1896
" John Reid says one of the herons of the nesting-village of the sycamores in the vineyard came today and took a general survey of the premises."