Date: 3/3/23 2:19 pm
From: Kimball Garrett <cyanolyca818...>
Subject: [LACoBirds] Piute Ponds conditions; Hooded Oriole

I'm sure there will be many "first of spring" Hooded Oriole reports posted
here over the next week or two, but I was a bit surprised to see an adult
male at Piute Ponds this morning -- seemingly a bit early for the cold
northern deserts. Otherwise, the standard birds at Piute, with lots of
ducks still present. Ponds are very full, and there is a lot of shallow
water over the desert areas outside the main ponds. [Side note: the flood
basin on the east side of Hwy 14 north of Ave H is also very full.]
The recent prescribed burn at Piute has opened up the dense marshes south
of Ave C east of Parking 1, areas that are now flooded. Sadly, the thin
dead "raptor tree" about 100 m south of Parking 1 is now gone.
eBird list is here:

Kimball Garrett
Juniper Hills, CA

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