This morning Trent Stanley & I birded Jacumba. The best birds were around the east end of town, in the crappy bare-earth habitat just east of the Highland Center, along the south side of Old US 80.
We found 50-100 Mountain Bluebirds along with a decent number of American Pipits and Horned Larks. When we started, about 7:00 a.m., there ere only two bluebirds present, but by 7:45 the full regiment had arrived. I will spend some time this evening, or tomorrow perhaps, going through the Pipits & friends with my scope.
On the way back to the truck we noticed a distinctive bird directly overhead, it lit on a wire and Trent was able to get some distance shots. A rather early Sage Thrasher.
Here’s some additional photos from the last several day’s birding.