2 New Arrivals
Have found a Swainson's Thrush & an Empid that wasn't calling & most likely, for here, was a Dusky Flycatcher, but was wagging tail "downward" which Sibley's indicates would be a Gray. Unfortunately, wasn't calling. Rounded head, grayish overall with no olive or yellowish & indistinct upper wing bar. Was flycatching just above our coldwater, spring channel that leads to the Snake River & lined with sandbar willows & narrowleaf cottonwoods. Mainly staying at about a 4-5' level.
No sighting of the RB Grosbeak today, but plenty of BH Grosbeaks, Lazuli Buntings & House Finches. A pair of Black-chinned Hummingbirds is hitting the nectar feeder. Believe the female is nest-building in the blue spruce on west side of house. One, lone Pine Siskin to the thistle feeder yesterday evening, but the large numbers are gone. Yellow Warblers are numerous.