Date: 12/28/20 7:23 pm From: David Arbour <arbour...> Subject: Red Slough today
While working at Red Slough today I stopped for a lunch break at the NE corner of Bittern Lake. While eating my lunch a couple birds flew up in the trees next to me. I grabbed my binos and was pleasantly surprised to see the leucistic Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that was first found on our CBC. This is the third time I have seen it. I then checked out the other bird and was again surprised to see a Blue-headed Vireo. This is the first one I have seen in winter away from mature bottomland forest habitat. The habitat was basically just trees along the creek out in the middle of open shrub/scrub habitat at least a mile from any woodlands. Hopefully I can re-find them on my bird survey tomorrow.