Indigo Bunting, Mt. Davidson 9/21

Adam Winer

This morning, Mount Davidson was a much quieter place than it had been in previous days.

There were still lots of House Wrens and Red-breasted Nuthatches around, and a few Warbling Vireos, but just one or two Western Tanagers and the usual warblers.  But an INDIGO BUNTING (female/immature plumage) feeding low in vegetation between the summit and the plateau to the north was a very pleasant surprise.  It was only seen for about 20 seconds before it flew lower and further back in the forested side of the mountain, and I could not refind it.

Also seen were one Say's Phoebe (FOS) and a briefly seen Spizella which seemed a Chipping Sparrow. 

-- Adam Winer