New Michigan? More like 'No Michigan'!
Hilarious joke! What kind of comic genius could dream up such a pun? The kind of genius who isn't distracted by looking for birds all the time. So, yes, for the second time in a row, my visit to New Michigan SF turned up nothing. And, like, not even no new birds, but hardly any birds at all. During my visits this summer, while not turning up crossbills, at least offered a lot of other birds to look at. On Sunday I saw ZERO birds. ZERO. Without a few calls from American Crows and BC Chickadees I would have come away completely empty-handed. Oh well. I'll be back.
Hot on the heels of the latest I and the Bird
carnival, I have offered (and been accepted) to host the event in May. See you then.
California Condors, America's largest and one of its most rare birds, are making progress. A pair of birds have begun nesting in Big Sur
for the first time in over 100 years.
The local listservs reports (MDopsrey
) are full of spring migrants. Early April has brought with it Broad-Winged Hawks, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Yellow-Throated Warblers, LA Waterthrush, Northern Parula, Palm Warblers and more.