Date: 2/22/17 7:10 am From: matt V. <fickity...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Weekend Yuma County
Greetings! On Saturday, Yuma County received 0.83 inches slowly over the entire day. Doesn't sound like much but it's probably one third of our annual total? Today, I went out to various locations on Sunday:
Hettema Street: I found the CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY perched in a deciduous tree across the street from the house where it sometimes visits the feeders. It was very wet and preened for a bit in the bright sunshine, then crossed the street to feed.
East Wetlands: The Black-and-white Warbler and bright Yellow Warbler were easily found today in a feeding flock. I spent the next four hours trying to get photos of marsh birds. Although I tallied 11 Virginia rails and 5 to 6 Sora, not a single bird would show itself for photos.
Monday, Aztec Feed Lot: I found a basic WESTERN SANDPIPER in the cow poo ponds along with the Least Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitchers and Killdeer. Also here singles of Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe. Sparrows along the south edge included Sagebrush, Savannah, Lark, Vesper, White-crowned, Chipping and Brewer's. Also, 2 Sage Thrashers.
Dateland: No Zonotrichia flock present
Tacna Thrasher area: No birds at all, totally desolate at 1pm
I have about 111 photographed species for the Yuma Big Photo Year so far