Last night was another night of moderate migration, just like yesterday. A high pressure system is pushing in from the south and the winds at the head of the ridge are out of the west. Crosswinds are not too much of a problem but certainly no incentive.
Heard around the listserves, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Western Tanager, Bullock’s Oriole; all being reported in the region. Even a Lazuli Bunting report.
HERE’S a great read on PNW migration. Put into perspective with migrations in other N American Regions, by luminary David Irons.
One of the things he brings up is a pet peeve of mine; the use of the term “fallout” in the Pacific Northwest. There is no such thing here. There may be a temporary bunching up of migrants in certain weather conditions where you might get to see 50 Yellow-rumps instead of 25. That, folks is not a “fallout” THIS is a “fallout”.
I miss John Stewart, sorry Trevor, you don’t cut it. So, “Here it is, your moment of zen:”