While working on a bird surveying project in the Salton Sea area we
found our best bird back at the hotel! At app. 7:30 am this morning
12/19 Bill Haas and I had a very contrasty and brightly plumaged
vireo which we believe to be blue-headed. Head was a very deep rich
gray, olive back, deep yellow flanks, stark white throat. If this
were a Cassin's it would be the brightest Cassin's that either of us
has ever seen - which leads us to believe it is a blue-headed.
We'd be delighted to have Imperial county birders re-find the bird.
Take Monroe south from I-10 to Indian Palms Country Club, and turn
left into the country club (gated with a security person but they are
pretty easy going so think of a good reason to tell them you want
in). The bird was in the trees in front of the south facing hotel
rooms (109, 111, 113).