Northern Parula, Cache Creek Nature Preserve, Yolo Co., 2013-09-12


Brent Campos
 

There was a good diversity of warblers at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve this morning. From the parking area, I walked the trails eastward across the wood and recycled plastic bridge that crosses a dry gulch, continuing southeast along the slough that runs into Cache Creek, and down a trail to the edge of Cache Creek. Highlights of the morning included a NORTHERN PARULA at the bridge crossing, a calling Hammond's Flycatcher in the valley oaks on the edge of the slough, and a Yellow-breasted Chat in the thicket at the bottom of the slough. Empidonax numbers were low, tanager numbers about standard, but large numbers of Wilson's and Yellow Warblers were present. The Northern Parula appeared after extensive pishing from the bridge and flew off toward the cottonwoods along Cache Creek after about 15 seconds of viewing.

Here is a link to the complete eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15155852

Brent Campos
Woodland

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