Date: 12/23/17 9:06 pm From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad...> [ible] <ible-noreply...> Subject: [IBLE] Mann Lake Palm Warbler Abides
Despite several inches of fresh snow, I had a prolonged and very satisfying encounter with the continuing Mann Lake PALM WARBLER late this morning. It was way up beyond the model airplane area (circling the lake counter-clockwise), almost to the upper end. In this area are 2 large stands of cottonwoods, and between the stands is a bit of an opening in the willows and other dense vegetation. The bird was up in there, near and in a stand of what I think are white poplar/silver maple. I saw no yellow-rumps, but the palm was near but not directly foraging with a small flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets and a Bewick's Wren. I did not detect any of the other rarities present earlier this month, but a nice AMERICAN TREE SPARROW made an appearance. The lake was up to 80% open, but there weren't a ton of water birds present.