- A friend living in Yucca Valley reports:
I went to Morongo last
> week and had both hooded and bullock's. I've also just had hooded at my
> place in YV. This morning the scott's had discovered the front
> hummingbird feeder, and have been on it all day. May have to get an
> oriole feeder.
> I've had tons of rufous since we got here, though they seem to be
> dropping off now as they move on north. Locals tell me they show up
> again in July. I've been having 4 species of hummers, mostly the
> rufous, then anna's, then just in the last 2 days a gorgeous costa's
> male has been around, and occasionly a black chinned, but he is the
> Lots of other birds come, probably because it's so dry and there's
> nothing blooming. Didn't expect to see cactus wrens, woodpeckers and
> verdin hitting them so heavily.
> Just started seeing a juniper hairstreak the last day of March, up in
> the hills mostly on the mistletoe. Think it's a Loki Juniper hs, but
> not positive. Thought at first it was a Nelson's, but Glassberg says
> coniferous forest, which is not right for here. Today I saw some on
> rosemary in neighbor yards, which is about the only thing blooming.