Great day with Nina Ogilvie, Kathy Miller, and Patty Lovekin. Thanks so much ladies!
Saw a nice group of Turkey Vultures in flight, and also White-faced Ibises in flight - very pretty. Got a great although short look at a Lazuli Bunting.
Kathy found the Mountain Plover and as we watched it we realized it had three chicks with it - very neat. It was a very windy day at times and that may have effected the warbler count - not many were seen. Saw some flycatchers but couldn't I.D. species really - they were quiet.
Great birds for me today:
West Wood Peewee
Dusky Flycatcher type
Bullock's Oriole - LOTS of these
Canyon Towhee - pretty entertaining - it jumped up on a jeep with its top off in this garage and was hopping around it and seemed to get excited by its reflection in the rear-view mirror.
Western Kingbird - there were MANY of these
Baltimore Oriole - people were excited by this one
Lark Sparrow (or Princess Leia bird - my nickname for the round dot on the "ears")
White-faced Ibis - beautiful in the air
Bullock's Oriole - some looked more yellow, others more orange like this one
baby Prairie Dogs
Burrowing Owl - What are you lookin' at?
Chukar - or my nickname is the Jail Bird
Mountain Plover - had 3 chicks that were really cute but didn't get a photo of them.
Russian Olives in bloom were thick with moths - some birds taking advantage but could've been hundreds more and there'd still be plenty left. The trees had a pleasant fragrance.