So glad the birds were still there and you could experience such a wonderful display of YRWA. It was magical seeing so many at once. A true gift.
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> On Apr 27, 2016, at 5:20 PM, Pamela Coleman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Although not in the same numbers as in earlier posts, the Yellow-Rumped fallout here was still respectful. The walk along the canal leading to the beach produced at least a dozen, along w/two palm warblers. I made my way to one of the picnic tables close to the shore line trail and did a quick scan and saw a few more. I was disappointed by the lack of birds as I started down the trail but after 10 minutes or so was delighted to see my FOY Hermit Thrush! Other than a few robins the rest of my walk was uneventful. But on the way back was a different story. 2-3 more hermit thrushes, several robins and finally the fall-out I was waiting for! The closer I came to the trail head the more numerous they became. At least 2-3 dozen yellow rumps, and at least 2 palm warblers. Also seen was 1 titmouse and 1 wb nuthatch. This time the edge along the beach was a twitter with sound and motion. It was noon-time and the sun made it hard to make them all out but at least another couple dozen YRWA and probably a few other species as well. Also seen were 2 ruby-crowned kinglets and 2 flickers, robins, chickadees, and crows. Heard from across the lake a barred owl. All in all a great day, at least for me! Pam