Yesterday was cleanup time for California landbirds I still need for the year. After the Allen’s Hummingbird we ventured out and soon had Tricolored Blackbird at the Ormond Beach Wetlands Restoration Project. Actually there’s a gentleman there named Walter Fuller of the Ormond Beach Taskforce, kind of an unofficial caretaker who throws out bird seed. There were two Tricoloreds in with the Red-winged Blackbirds and cowbirds.
Next we worked California Thrasher habitat and had little trouble turning up several thrashers. The entire afternoon was spent trying to find a Nuttall’s Woodpecker; we finally located one on Canada Larga Rd. Along the way we found my first amphibian of the year, a California Slender Salamander.
Today it’s down to LA for Spotted Dove and California Gnatcatcher.