HERE is last night’s radar loop. It’s pretty solid.
Well, i thought i would be seeing reports of new arrivals en masse. But no; however i did scrounge up an eBird report for Bullock’s Oriole. I can’t remember if that’s a first for the metro area, but i think it is. Update: Lazuli Buntings now being reported in the Metro Area
Swainson’s Thrush are thick in the Central Valley now and a few reports of vanguard birds along the southern coast of Oregon. Maybe today? I listened for their nocturnal flight calls for 15 minutes this early, pre-dawn morning but didn’t detect any.
I’ve started working on the next blog “birds over portland – 3”. But they have changed the interface and it is turning out to be a challenge. I worked on it for a few hours last night and didn’t get very far. I’m not sure i will be able to get it off the ground this season but i’ll keep plugging away at it.
Western Wood Pewees and Bullock’s Orioles are now being reported in Oregon. San Diego has it’s first report of Swainson’s Thrush. No reports of Willow Flycatcher yet.
As a guide to spring migration phenology I have a page in the top banner with a calendar. And at the bottom of that page is a link to a very good narrative written by David Irons. HERE is a direct link to his work, and it is really worth the time.
Pretty solid movement across the region last night. The high pressure ridge is weakening and winds, while not favorable were very light. The Atlantic Flyway was really lit up last night, probably it’s best this season. Well, all Flyways were very active, the Atlantic just stood out to me. Lots in the gallery today.
Really not seeing that much, Bullock’s Oriole in the Central Valley (CA).
I saw Yellow-rumped Warblers in full on alternate plumage this weekend, Cinnamon Teal copulating, Osprey’s nest building, Greater Yellowlegs numbers climbing as well as swallows, Sora and Virginia Rails calling from the cat-tails, Pine Siskins moving through, but no new neo-tropicals. Kind of expected some Yellowthroats but didn’t detect any.