Tri-county: Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warblers, Western Tanagers and Black-headed Grosbeaks are in abundance. At lower densities Hammond’s and Pacific-slope Flycatchers.
In the metro area we are still waiting on Western Wood Pewee, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock’s Oriole and Swainson’s Thrush. And of course the last to the party; Willow Flycatcher.
It’s a really cool radar loop today. There is a BIG push up the Willamette Valley settling in the Metro/Tri-county area. Maybe the wait will be over for the previously mentioned migrants. I’ll have to wait on the reports from those with more time and resources, but i wouldn’t be surprised if that push brings new faces into the region.
And …. it looks like you’re going to have to go HERE to play the loop. I knew this was going to happen soon; i’ve run out of disk space. I will have to put together “birds over portland – 3”. That will take some time, so, the next few posts will be narratives. Crap!
In the Pacific Northwest (PNW) we’re throwing a bit of a headwind and scattered showers at the migrants. If they are content with where they are for the moment, they’re not going to get up and waste energy fighting that. So, they didn’t.
There’s always somebody on the move, but it was at very low densities. New arrivals being reported include; Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler and increasing numbers of Warbling Vireo, Vaux’s Swift, Lazuli Bunting, and Black-headed Grosbeak.
Since our flight was puny, we’ll look at the National scene. Mississippi and Central Flyways were rocking and a glance at the Winds of the Earth plot tells the story.