Well now, things are picking up. We’re getting some solid flights that i would categorize as moderate. Plenty of green (around 20dBz) but not widespread. Lots of movement on the perimeter of the Puget Sound, a nice wave of migrants across the Strait, and the west flanks of the Cascades.
The local breeders have dispersed and territorial songs have subsided. Kind of the dog days so it will be good to see if i can kick up some early arrivals this weekend up in the Cascades.
Unfavorable but light winds did not deter migrating birds. Most of the action was up in the Seattle area with a very strong flight across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Also, a significant movement along the coast.
Sora, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak and Western Wood Pewee have now been reported in the northern Willamette Valley.