sandhills at fruitgrowers
- Thanks, Tom, for asking that we use bird names before codes.
It's easy to be lazy and use common bird codes [I can actually get the
spelling right when I use them ;-) ] but it is unfair to folks who
don't know them.
After a lovely hike up the w. side of Crag Crest on the GMNF today I
stopped by Fruitgrowers on the way home. My timing was perfect; when I
got out of the car at 6:45, there were approx. 60 cranes circling over
the water with their landing gear down. I'm hard pressed to think of any
sound I like more than crane talk.
I forgot to mention hummers in my earlier posting. Last night I had 6
juvie Black-chinned hummingbirds at my feeders but today I have only
seen four. I recently had a visit from a Broad-tailed hummer and the
last of the Rufous disappeared last Thursday.
I also forgot to mention that I saw a pair of Yellow-headed BB just E.
of Delta on Tuesday. I forgot to check to see if this is way late for them.