A walk around Salt Point this morning turned up a pair of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS, foraging and calling “spee” to one another. Most of the nest boxes appeared to be occupied by Tree Swallows - until I noticed House Sparrows commanding two of them.
Half a dozen Barn Swallows were flitting over the creek, joined by a single N Rough-winged Swallow. Lots of Song Sparrows, a couple of Northern Flickers, and a distant pair of Tufted Titmice. No other sparrows, warblers (no Yellow-rumped yet), or orioles - still too early. An Osprey on the eastern-most nest platform. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --