FOS Sage Thrashers
Five FOS (First of Spring) SAGE THRASHERS were together along the
east side of Fay Ranch Road well north of the bridge over the South
Fork of the Kern River in Weldon this morning, Sunday, February 17,
2013. Four were perched on top of adjacent barbed-wire fence t-posts
while the fifth was perched on the uppermost barbed wire between two
of those t-posts. Mid to late February is part of the Kern County
"spring" migration pass through time period for this species which
has extended into late April in past years.
Nearby Scodie Park in the community of Onyx revealed two MOUNTAIN
CHICKADEES. During my relatively brief stay I did not locate the
Williamson's Sapsucker which has been present there the past several weeks.
Continued Happy & Productive Birding,
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California