Monday, March 15, 2010

Ready for Spring Migration

I was having a hard time finding more than one or two new birds in a day of birding and I was ready for some new birds to migrate here. On Sunday, March 14, my wife joined me for the ten mile round trip cycle out to Coon Creek Trail, Montana de Oro State Park. We went there to look and listen for Winter Wren (unsuccessfully)and to try to find any early migrants. We did find 5 Wilson's Warblers (BIGBY # 211), but I spent most of my time photographing wild flowers (nightshade and trillium shown here) and chasing butterflies because it was so slow bird wise. The 3 mile hike through the lush stream side habitat was enjoyable and the vistas on the bike ride at MDO are always breath taking.

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