8172Nashville Warbler - Vega Lake
- Sep 8, 2013Friday, Sept. 6: In the group of willows and cottonwoods just below the dam at "Fisherman's Flats," was a very active mixed flock including one Nashville Warbler--many yellow-rumpeds, some Wilson's, and yellow warblers. On the access road, in the oaks, I found another mixed flock that included some of these and a MacGillivray's warbler.
Despite lots of exposed mud at Vega Lake, I only found one white-faced ibis, many killdeer, quite a few spotted sandpipers--but no other shorebirds.
Friday/Sat/Sun: At our place above Collbran, mixed flocks had yellow-rumped, Wilson's, yellow and orange-crowned warblers. There were mountain chickadees in the aspen woods along with many black-capped. All were working in the copious crop of serviceberries.
A group of 5 juvenile western bluebirds continues to hang around together as they've done for ~6 weeks.
This week there was a single broad-tailed hummingbird to go with two or three black-chinned.
My seed feeders were empty all weekend, except for being perched on by a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.