Ash-throated Flycatchers - Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve - 4/22
Paul Schorr <pkschorr@...>
Nancy and I celebrated Earth Day by birding for half the day at BDMRP. During the drive to the upper parking lot, I noticed a very large bird that was being dogged by a smaller bird. The smaller bird turned out to be a Red-tailed Hawk and the larger bird was a Golden Eagle. Great way to start the day. During our two-mile walk we encountered at least six Ash-throated Flycatchers, one of our target birds for the day. Although they remained hidden in the foliage, we had about six Black-headed Grosbeaks calling during our hike. In addition, we saw and/or heard at least four Bullock’s Orioles and a single House Wren.
Our species list and photos are available at: ebird.org/checklist/S86129559
Happy Earth Day.