A quiet day at MHQ, with a modest seepage of Warbling Vireos, a chunk of tanagers and a few stray buntings, grosbeaks and Wilson’s Warblers. There is a pale female grosbeak that got us going for a while but it eventually showed a standard black-headed bill. A very nice day nonetheless, with the lakeshore close enough now to see a steady swarm of feeding ibises, gulls and terns.
A Horned Grebe was seen north of Wright’s Point today.
In non-avian news, a very small fawn is hanging out north of the bird blind.
Steens Mountain is finally releasing some serious runoff. Water has not reached the Narrows and unless it gets there soon, high temperatures may evaporate more than the runoff can put in.
A light breeze kept the mosquitos down today, but those who ventured into the shadows last night had a 5+ MI experience.