Right next door to the BLM office in N Bend at the Sheriff's office late PM I saw three W. Bluebirds working the open grassy area there (they have been around for a few weeks- good winter for them coastally). With them were about a half dozen AUDUBON'S WARBLER'S. At least three males appeared to have almost completely molted into breeding plumage (all of them were molted or molting into alt plume). I don't usually see many Audubon's coastally until April so this caught my attention? How early do they begin molting in the valley? I guess these could be early migrants too?
Was working at New River in SW Coos again today. The place was crawling with Selasphorus Hummers again- the hairy manzanita is in full bloom. Quite a few females also plus some at the house tonight too (we have a huge manzanita here and lots of red-flowering currant which is starting to flower also).