Date: 9/6/17 10:46 pm From: David Hamilton <napabirders...> [northbaybirds] <northbaybirds-noreply...> Subject: [NBB] Napa backyard migrants, 9/6/17
Too busy to get away to go out birding + not wanting to go out in such hot, smoky, weather, so have been backyard birdwatching. A pond and a bush full of elderberries (and Chinese pistache trees full of berries have been a draw.
WARBLING VIREO: Started showing up in mid-August and have been present daily, usually several birds a day. Enjoy watching their dip-bathing!
WILSON'S WARBLER: First one showed up on Aug. 7 and have been around off and on.
WILLOW FLYCATCHER: First one showed up on Aug. 26. Not seen daily, but often. Eating elderberries and dip-bathing like the W. Vireo.
YELLOW WARBLER: First one showed up on Aug 19. Have seen a few since then.
WESTERN TANAGER: One seen on Aug. 31 and another one today, 9/6.
VAUX'S SWIFTS: first seen Sept. 5
Interesting sighting: Aug. 31, a flock of 20+ RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, sitting on the lines and up in the trees and then gone.
HOODED ORIOLES: adult birds gone some time ago, but 2 "kids" are still around coming to feeders and pond.
Now, anticipating when the first WHITE & GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROWS return!
Happy birding!Denise <HamiltonNapanapabirders...>