I had intended to spend the entire week (April 13-21) in Jacumba. But as it turned out, the weather was lousy.. cold and windy so I only did three days. But these were three productive days!
Red crossbills have been seen several times since last Fall. I’m not sure that they’re migrants but here they are in all their glory.
Black-headed grosbeaks were around in large numbers. On the morning of the 16th I had 24 of them in my yard at once! These guys go for seed and oranges/jelly.
Western tanagers made a good showing.
First of Season blue grosbeak and lazuli bunting
Nashville warbler and warbling vireo both made appearances
Hummingbirds were busy. Costa’s, Anna’s, black-chinned and rufous plus a selasphorus female.
Orioles, like the black-headed grosbeaks, were around in large number. Between the Bullock’s orioles, hooded orioles and black-headed grosbeaks there was a constant parade of hungry birds.
At the pond there was, besides the Pacific loon, a greater yellowlegs on Saturday morning, a pair of Virginia rails, a green heron and Wilson’s and Townsend’s warblers.
If all the yellow-rumped warblers looked as spiffy as this guy all year round we wouldn’t dislike them so much!