Posts Tagged ‘pjh’

birdsandbirds: MacGillivray’s Warbler (Quite grumpy looking) H.J…

Friday, May 4th, 2018

birdsandbirds:

MacGillivray’s Warbler

(Quite grumpy looking)

H.J Andrews Experimental Forest, OR

#261

You remember my friend Eric? The same one helped me see my county-year Swainson’s Thrush and Calliope Hummingbird? Today around noon he texted me: “You don’t still need macgillivray’s do you?”

Yeah, actually, I did. People have been reporting them all over. Not a lot of them, just 1s and 2s in the appropriate brushy stream-side habitat. I’ve been looking, sifting through lots of Common Yellowthroats and Wilson’s Warblers, but so far no luck.

Anyway, I headed to the 8th Street bridge where Eric had just seen three of them, and shortly thereafter he refound one of them for me. Thanks Eric!

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/173588133221.

debunkshy: Palm Warbler Honeenum Pond, WI #252I went to the…

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

debunkshy:

Palm Warbler

Honeenum Pond, WI

#252

I went to the Carpinteria Bluffs this morning and had a grand time, topped off by my first-this-year (and second ever) Palm Warbler. I saw one at the Greenwell Preserve last fall when I was scouting for the upcoming Christmas Count, but this one today was in its breeding plumage and much spiffier looking, with crisp streaking below, a yellow throat, and a rufous crown.

Peter Gaede saw a Palm Warbler in pretty much this same spot on January 5 for our Christmas Count, which led Eric Culbertson to wonder if the bird I saw today is the same bird, having overwintered there, or a different bird, having wandered in as a spring vagrant. Who knows?  (Well, the warbler in question presumably knows.)

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/173331077606.

permagrinphoto:Northern Waterthrush #230The least warbler-y…

Friday, April 6th, 2018

permagrinphoto:

Northern Waterthrush

#230

The least warbler-y warbler.

One of these was in Goleta last fall, but I was all into scouting the Carp Christmas Count circle at the time and never got around to seeing it. Another one was reported a few days ago at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, and I stopped by to look for it on my way home from my crack-of-dawn La Cumbre Peak trip yesterday. No luck. (Turns out I was looking in the wrong place.)

Then, late yesterday afternoon, word went out that a local birder had refound the bird, and with her help several of us converged on the scene and eventually managed some quick looks. Such a cool bird! My first waterthrush ever. 🙂

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/172662119601.

sunwendyrain: Black and White  Warbler #218. A male, creeping…

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

sunwendyrain:

Black and White 

Warbler

#218. A male, creeping along the limbs of a big sycamore this morning at the 8th Street footbridge, right where Eve reported it before the storm. Yeah!

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/172174953781.