Mitchell Canyon 04-14-12
I led my Palo Alto Adult School birding class to Mitchell Canyon
today. It was a great day except for the ticks!
Highlights were several HAMMOND'S and PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS
throughout the day at a variety of locations, two NASHVILLE WARBLERS
on the Red Hill Trail, several BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS in this same
area, and perhaps a dozen BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS in various
places along the main trail. We also found our first-of-season
WESTERN TANAGER just beyond the junction with Globe Lily, and at
least two CASSIN'S VIREOS. One MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was seen and
heard just beyond the junction to Globe Lily along the creek. We also
had a single GOLDEN EAGLE, a dozen WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS and a HOUSE
WREN. Only one BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was found.
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