Date: 3/12/17 4:36 pm From: matt V. <fickity...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Yuma Weekend, and just out of bounds
Good afternoon. I went to Mittry Lake Saturday morning:
- 1 close Clark's Grebe at the boat launch. A continuously calling Rideway's Rail from across the way.
- Betty's Kitchen, a female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was unexpected. At the edge of the Cottonwoods and the Ag field, I photographed a MYRTLE WARBLER (just in case).
- an afternoon visit to Quechan Walking park found a TROPICAL KINGBIRD and FOS Bullock's Oriole. Alas, I soon learned this is just outside Yuma County and the park is located in IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA. Frustrating boundary line...
Today, Martinez Lake:
All grebes were CLARKS! American White Pelican on the Lake. Calling LEAST BITTERN at Myer's Point.
Along Red Cloud Mine Road, just before Palo Verde Wash turn out... LUCY'S WARBLERS, and a Red-naped Sapsucker in the grove of thick Tams. FOS BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS along all washes and desert areas with blooming Phaecelia.