- On Friday Dave and Brian Woodward saw 7 Black Swift's from Summit Springs, which is the access to the Snow Mt Wilderness on the south side of the mountain. On Saturday they watched 18 birds feeding in flight for about an hour and a half in the same general area. Dave and I went up yesterday and saw 2 birds fly by. All sightings took place between 3 and 5 PM.
Dave and I also found a calling Gray Flycatcher about one half mile up the trail from the Summit Springs Trailhead. This is the 3rd county record. Exactly one year ago the 2nd record for the county was a bird that was found in nearly the same location.
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There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.