On the drive up, on Cultas Lake were three DC Cormorants. Migrating birds for sure.
It was very nice at Columbia Valley. A few WC Sparrows were singing on territory. Pretty soon Savannah Sparrows will be as well. In the small little pond were Ring-necked Ducks, Mallards and two new species for the Columbia Valley list, Bufflehead and American Wigeon. Further up I thought I heard a Hutton's Vireo but couldn't confirm it. The intersection of Columbia Valley Rd and Henderson I did get a pair of Hutton's. They were agitated so definitely a breeding pair. There was a pair last year in the same location as well.
I did get a picture of it.
On Iverson Rd was a decent sized flock of Evening Grosbeaks.
Post by murraybrown on Mar 28, 2014 13:11:07 GMT -8
Way to go on the vireos Chris. Those are hard birds to find normally. Interestingly I have recently returned from S. California where the HUVI sang continuously. After a couple of hours that 2 syllable song can get a little tedious!