I haven't ventured east yet and so that means more pictures from local patches.
The last three days have seen a big increase in SWAINSON'S HAWKS on the move north. I've seen probably about 10 so far this spring; this one is from my apartment patio:
Not much to explain here; just some AMERICAN COOTS at a local patch:
I went back up into Gates Canyon on Saturday but things were a little less birdy (see for yourself by checking out the checklist). The ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were still in full song though. Here's one that came in to pishing:
As per the norm around here, the grassy/rocky foothills on the way down yielded RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS. Here's a distant one I snapped some pics of:
Last (and least?) is one of the tame BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS at a nearby local patch:
I'll be heading east in the next couple of days so stayed tuned....