Hunington Central Park this am, etc.
- Hi all,
I birded around HCP this morning from about 0800-1000. Highlight was
the continuing MCGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER right near the Gothard Street
Parking lot. It called continuously and was easy to track. Other
highlights were a hatch-year male BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER just
south of the maintenance yard at the north end of the park, and an
after hatch-year male CISMONTANUS JUNCO and 1 female SLATE-COLORED in
the open area to the west of Gothard street parking lot. The
Cismontanus is a hybrid Oregon X Slate-colored and the distinct males
of this combo have the black Oregon hood combined with the Slate-
colored body. The male is well illustrated in Sibley; got photos.
It was also nice to see up to 4 WILSON'S WARBLERS in various areas
around the park.
At Bolsa Chica one of the REDDISH EGRETS was very visible along with
a ROYAL TERN.
Good to bird in the OC again,