Date: 4/7/21 8:42 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Spring migration happening now

How is the hummer situation on Montecito? I have see no migrant hummers at
all in Wichester Canyon the last few days.


Nick Lethaby, Goleta, CA

On Wed, Apr 7, 2021, 5:24 PM Joan Lentz ( address) <joanlentz...>

> Hi all: Just so you’ll have a heads up: spring bird migration is in
> progress, although a bit slow to see right now. Remember last spring how
> windy it was? We may not get such a show this year, because the birds
> aren’t clogged up by the winds, but trust me, they are coming through! If
> you have a water feature of any kind in your yard or off your balcony, the
> birds will thank you in this dry year. Just to see the Yellow-rumped
> Warblers in full breeding garb (!) combined with some of the orioles and
> the Black-headed Grosbeaks is enough to get you started. I really like
> making an eBird list when I’m looking out at my backyard, too.
> You can look online at Bird Cast, which shows you what’s happening
> in the skies at night.
> If you’re trying to get a friend interested in birding, have them
> sit out with you on one of these evenings when the birds are stopping off
> to get a drink or to bathe — any source of water that you’ve discovered is
> bound to attract a crowd of migrants right about now. Many are in full
> breeding attire and look gorgeous!
> Good birding!
> Joan Lentz

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