[midvalleybirds] Cassins Finch on Marys Peak

larspernorgren larspernorgren at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 19:24:20 PDT 2019

Lazuli Buntings strike me as about three times more abundant on the top of Mary's Peak this year. It's the restoration, which includes a fair amount of straight forward clearcuts.Not a single Chipping Sparrow or House Wren up there when l visited multiple sites 2 or three Sundays ago. Both were well represented on visits the previous 4 or 5 summers.      There was a Townsend's Solitaire 100m downhill from the main parkinglot(on the shoulder of pavement) also. Lars Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: howard bruner <hbrunerh at hotmail.com> Date: 7/8/19  7:08 PM  (GMT-08:00) To: birding at midvalleybirding.org Subject: [midvalleybirds] Cassins Finch on Marys Peak With a number of singing CAFI in the noble fir grove near the top there were many lazuli buntings in song (which was a surprise) as well as the usual raucous white-crowned sparrows.  Plus a olive-sided flycatcher and a sooty grouse still bumping the air. Ravens clasped in midair and did the spinning ball of feathers and  later a loner was observed carrying food. Hermit Thrush and chipping sparrows added their two cents worth.The flowers are still in grand form.H_______________________________________________birding mailing listbirding at midvalleybirding.orghttp://midvalleybirding.org/mailman/listinfo/birding

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