Date: 5/5/18 11:21 am From: Rusty Scalf <rscalf...> [Mendobirds] <Mendobirds-noreply...> Subject: [Mendobirds] Yellow-breasted Chat near Willits
I spent this morning at an eBird hot spot in the Brooktrails Township above Willits; the Par Course/Nutmeg Trail. Quite something. So much birdsong that I had a difficult time parsing things out. Four warbler species: Orange-crown, Wilson's, MacGillivary's & Black-throated Gray. But most surprising was a very noisy Yellow-breasted Chat. The Chat was first detected at the beginned of the walk ~100 feet beyond the baseball field and before the first wooden bridge. The bird sang it's bewildering array of whistles, chortles, rattles. We heard it again when finishing the loop. I wonder if it's a migrant or resident.