A Black Phoebe was seen along the river in my yard yesterday. This
is a species that I have been anticipating would show up with their ongoing
expansion. Next closest place I know of is the Old Hotchkiss water treatment
plant (about 8 miles downstream) where they may have bred this summer. A Greater
Yellowlegs was also present along the river yesterday. First MacGillivray's
Warbler showed up in the garden too. Mac Warblers are common in the flowers and
veggies this time of the year. Nice to know our farm provides habitat for them
and to have them eating pesky bugs!
Paonia - Delta Co.