Moderate flights between weather. With a pretty decent exodus from the Sauvie Island WMA/Ridgefield NWR complex.
Speaking of Sauvie Island; Oak Island and the west side units are due to open to public access on Sunday the 16th. East side units will remain closed until May 1.
A Gray Flycatcher was reported in the Central Valley and Cassin’s Vireo and Evening Grosbeaks in the Metro Area. I forget if i mentioned it earlier but both Chipping and Vesper Sparrows have also shown up.
Well, it’s raining again. But, there was a gap during the night and our northbound feathered cohabitants took advantage of the break.
Black-throated Gray Warblers, Orange Crowned Warblers, Caspian Terns, Calliope Hummingbirds, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Common Yellowtrhoats, Evening Grosbeaks and Chipping Sparrows — now being reported in or around the 45th parallel. It happens like that; in a mad rush.