Tuesday I did a lot of walking with little results. I came up with a Lawrence's Warbler at the very south end of Harrison Trail. Shortly after I found a Brewster's! Never had the two hybrid types in one day!
Whip-poor-wills were all over the park during the night. No chuck though!
Wednesday morning I decided to walk out south beach. Even birds were scarce out there. Highlight was a trio of Willets that came in as I walked backed. I managed to get rather close for full frame shots.
One of three Sandhills I saw....
Today was a different story. Lots of birds had finally come in and in the nice weather birding was rather fun. Rarities showed up including a Fish Crow, "Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler, Summer Tanager, and Western Kingbird. A fine day for some birders! The adult male Summer Tanager was seen in the afternoon (after I headed out of course). Vireos and flycatchers were in good supply as well.
Also in the afternoon a Western Kingbird was found south of the VC. It was very active and apparently difficult to keep up with. Here is a photo courtesy of Allen Woodliffe. Long time since one has been around.
At Blenheim Lagoons, shorebirds are in including 3 Wilson's Phalaropes. Also of interest is a Cackling Goose (not the smallest variety) and a mysterious swan.
Thought these photos turned out well of a Field Sparrow: