Spent the week of 8/26 birding SHill and SLake beginning at 7:15am and ending anytime between 10 and 11:30am. Birded this afternoon (8/30) 3-4pm. Migrant activity as follows.
All mornings sighted flocks comprised of 2-4 townsend's warblers, 1-2 yellow warblers, 1-2 wilson's warblers, 1-3 warbling vireos, 1-4 western/pac slope flycatches and an assortment of pygmy nuthatches and/or chestnut backed chickadees. 2-5 orange crowned warblers joined the flocks 8/26-8/29 and hutton's vireos joined 8/27-8/29. Flocks appeared multiple times at the top of the hill, at the reservoir level, the wooden bridge at the top of the falls and area upslope from the pavillion.
8/28, Cassin's vireo at SLake level just right of the steps opposite the concrete bridge.
8/29, 2 hermit warblers (HY male and HY) upslope of the pavillion
8/30, 1 hermit warbler (HY) upslope of the pavillion and 1 black throated gray warbler (f) and 1 red-breasted nuthatch on the reservoir trail near the picnic table in the morning and 2 hermit warblers (HY male and HY) and 1 black throated gay warbler (f) 10 yards right of the steps opposite concrete bridge in the afternoon.
Missed out on the MacGillivray's.
On a non-migrant note, a female belted kingfisher was hanging out on the snags surrounding the island where the great blue heron nests early (7:15am) on 8/30. Last year, a female kingfisher spent over a month hanging out in this area in the early morning.