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. 

Brian Carrigan