Northern parula, El Dorado co.
- There was a singing male northern parula this morning at Cookhouse
Meadow, near South Lake Tahoe. I saw the bird while point counting
with a meadow restoration research team. Cookhouse Meadow is on hwy
89, exactly 1 mile north (towards Lake Tahoe) of the Big Meadow
trailhead on the east side of the road. It's a large meadow with a
small stream running through it and lots of research flagging and pvc
pipe sticking out of the ground. The bird was moving around the
southern 1/3 of the meadow in aspens and low willows and was still
singing when we left at around 10:00. It was often quite near the
highway. Quite a pleasant suprise for a wednesday morning. I will try
and get a photo of him up (Taken by Ryan Evans) as soon as possible.