Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

More Migrants April 13-16 2013

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.

Red crossbills at bird bath

Red Crossbill at bird bath

 

 

Red Crossbills at the bird bath

Red Crossbills at the bird bath

Red crossbills

Red crossbills

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.

Male and female Black-headed Grosbeaks

Male and female Black-headed Grosbeaks

Western tanagers made a good showing.

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

At the jelly feeder

At the jelly feeder

First of Season blue grosbeak and lazuli bunting

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

Nashville warbler and warbling vireo both made appearances

Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Hummingbirds were busy.  Costa’s, Anna’s, black-chinned and rufous plus a selasphorus female.

Probably a Rufous female.

Probably a Rufous female.

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa’s Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa’s Hummingbird

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.

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole

Scott's Oriole and Bullock's Oriole  share feeder

Scott’s Oriole and Bullock’s Oriole share feeder

 

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.

Greater Yellowliegs and Snowy Egret

Greater Yellowlegs and Snowy Egret

Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail

If all the yellow-rumped warblers looked as spiffy as this guy all year round we wouldn’t dislike them so much!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler