Birds on the move!
We had a Cassin's Vireo in the yard at 7:00 AM this
morning. This is an early date for us by over two
weeks. While looking at the vireo a Black Phoebe
sallied out of the creek just across 5th Ave(our road)
landed in our tree and ate a big, juicy insect. We
hear Purple Martins around Nucla from time to time and
have had them in our yard twice. Today we may have
figured out where they hang out. The telephone company
has a large tower at their office on main street. The
martins were sitting up there after their feeding
forays. We have lots of farm ponds and lots of
dragonflies. I suspect that is what the martins are
feeding on. Even with all the water this year we have
almost zero mosquitos, dragonfly food.
Note on George Steele's Nashville Warblers! Neither
San Miguel nor Dolores counties have records for
Nashville Warbler. Keep filling in those holes.
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