Ryan, will keep you posted! 320 is a good milestone!
here's a little better report on what I saw at midday today.
I had walked the dyke and it was fairly quiet. I came across a small mixed flock of chickadees, Bushtits, one Red-eyed Vireo, Pacific-slope Flycatcher and a couple of Wilson's Warblers. I caught a glimpse of something a little different (would turn out to be the Nashville) and while walking along to catch up with it, I heard a sharp "shtic" call of a bird right in front of me. It then flew across the dyke and I could see it was similar to an Orange-crowned but it's appearance and call note were not such. The facial markings were surprisingly clear even without binoculars and at 10 feet. I followed it along but turned back when a second one flew past right behind it. This one had more yellow on its breast and flanks than the first. I was not able to look more closely at this one but got very nice views of the first bird. The greenish colouring on the back is really nice! I managed only one terrible shot.
Soon after I was able to confirm the Nashville Warbler who was much more agreeable for the camera.
Here, he caught a big caterpillar or something and was clearly pleased with his find.
Then he came up to stare at me before heading off.
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was not at all camera shy.
*edit* Forgot to add that there was a lone Cliff Swallow among a big flock of Barn Swallows feeding over the river.
Also just realized that I could have had some fun with the Nashville and Tennessee Warblers seeing as though they have the same state in common! ;D *edit*
Yesterday, I ran into Len and Diane Jellicoe at the front of the park. We heard what sounded like a Mountain Chickadee doing it's raspy and slower Chick-a-Dee-Dee. We waited for a confirmation but they had to go. Typical of a Mountain not to call as frequently as a Black-cap. I waited out longer and it called again leaving no doubt (unless it was a lone Black-capped who had gotten into some fermented blackberries! ;D )
The last time I had Mountain Chickadees in the valley was several years ago in the middle of town when three came to my feeders for about a week. What a surprise!
Nice to have ran into you two! I want to try and make that harness for my tripod too, Len.
I was at the 72nd St Turf Farm yesterday Looking for the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, no luck, did get my first Pacific Golden Plover of the year. I also walked along the Brush that follows 72nd St, it can be a really good place for birds, a few years back there was an Ash-throated Flycatcher, and ive also got my first Long Eared and Saw Whet Owls there. Saw a bird for a flash second that looked like a Tennessee Warbler, but couldnt confirm, I didnt see its undertail coverts, and there's alot of Orange Crowned Warblers around now that have Gray heads, I think theyr juveniles. So I had a moment of excitement, but still no Tennessee. Hopefully on saturday.