Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Luggage, Rain, But Some Nice Birds
At lunchtime we went back to sort out John's outdoor wear that was delivered. We also got to see George's hummingbirds, Anna and Costa. George bands hummingbirds during the summer season. In the afternoon we headed for the upper Florida Wash area where a Rufous-crowned Warbler has been seen on and off. It was raining with the temperature in the low forties. Our directions turned out not to be precise enough and we finally turned around after a significant climb without seeing much except a Canyon Towhee. A ride up into Madera Canyon found the rain turning to sleet and then to snow with an appreciable accumulation at 5400 feet. The total of new birds for the day was eleven bringing the species total to 311.