Date: 4/7/21 9:17 pm
From: Joan Lentz ( address) <joanlentz...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Spring migration happening now
I have ONE Rufous Hummer seen well yesterday, aside from a couple Allen’s. No hummers in my garden to speak of yet. Bottle-brush tree in full bloom…..Go figure…..

> On Apr 7, 2021, at 8:41 PM, Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> wrote:
> Joan,
> How is the hummer situation on Montecito? I have see no migrant hummers at all in Wichester Canyon the last few days.
> Nick
> Nick Lethaby, Goleta, CA
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2021, 5:24 PM Joan Lentz ( <> address) <joanlentz...> <mailto:<joanlentz...>> wrote:
> 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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