Black-headed Grosbeak AND Backyard Birds
For the BHGR; THE times seen include : 2-13-09 9:30AM about 5
minutes. The bill is looking very light. Throat feathering is improved
but still has considerable missing feathers on the collar or nape area.
Feeding well for about 5 min and pushing off HOFIs. Then 2-14-09 8:30AM
3 minute stay; then 2-15-09 8:30 to 8:30AM . Head feathers are very
scruffy, tertials looking more brownish, Tail feathering looks sparse.
I think if the same bird, it looked similarly at this time last year.
Other species: 2-17-09 After the storm seemed to be passing, 7:30AM I
could hear VARIED THRUSH call from Standley Creek.
2-18-09; 1 WHITE-THROATED SPARROW ; 4 PURPLE FINCH; 1 CALLING PILEATED
WOODPECKER; 2 CHESTNUT-BACKED CHIKADEES. Good birding.B Dolan.
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