Purple Martins, Empids, Borrego Springs WTP

Greg Gillson <greggillson@...>

Strong winds arrived at dawn. Blowing 25-35 mph. Two Purple Martins flying over the desert calling with buzzy chirps. Female types, with pale collars. 

Flycatchers dropped in over night. About 9 Pac-slope, 7 Willow, 2 Pewees hiding near the ground on the lee side of mesquite trees. All singing and calling. I should have many good photos to work with when I get home after the long weekend. 

8:30 am, and seems birding is done for the day in the desert. At least I found some warm and not rainy weather. 

Greg Gillson 

Greg Gillson
Escondido, California 

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