Date: 7/22/17 5:53 pm From: L Markoff <canyoneagle...> Subject: [obol] Ash-throated Flycatcher among the ashes
On my trek to Lake County a month ago I took a photo from an overlook on Route 31, north of Summer Lake. A wildfire broke out on July 8, and by the time I was there on July 16, much of that area had been burned. Looking at the photos you will see the "before" photo that I took last month. Then you can compare it with the recent photos that show the burn.
Seeing the newly-burned landscape was pretty sobering. As I scanned the scene I could hear several birds, including an Ash-throated Flycatcher that was doing the policeman's whistle call. I was surprised that the birds were there so soon after the fire. I was glad for their company because it reminded me that nature doesn't sleep, it is always on the move.