Good morning birders, During a quick walk around the southeast side of the SBMNH grounds this morning, the first bird in my binoculars was a very bright Solitary-type vireo that I could not completely rule out as a Blue-headed. Much more likely to be Cassin's, but this bird was in very fresh, bright plumage, the flanks were quite yellow, and the head was striking: very blue-gray contrasting with the lighter olive-gray back color, showing no warm brownish tones at all. Its white "spectacles" were very prominent on the face. I haven't seen many Blue-headed so I'm not confident, but I would certainly like to see more of this bird--my look was brief and I could not re-find it. It was mid-level in the willows up creek of the auto bridge.
Otherwise fairly quiet at the Museum this morning; yesterday's tanager-fest seems to have passed through overnight, and I observed no other obvious migrant activity except a far-off chatter of an oriole that seems late to me, since my neighborhood orioles have long since departed or at least dispersed.