Continuing Indigo Bunting at Paso Picacho, 06/23
The most recent Indigo Bunting was easily heard, then seen, this morning, once I found the correct trails. This is the all-blue Indigo Bunting found by Chris Smith on 06/19. From the parking lot at Paso Picacho, I hiked out on the Azalea Glen trail, and found the bird by turning right onto the CA Riding and Hiking Trail. It was singing probably w/i .2 mile from that junction. If one continues on the Azalea Glen trail, there is soon (after the junction) a nice water spot for critters.
Upon retracing my steps back to the parking lot, I encountered the other one, with its white-belly, the "he-who-shall-not-be-named" one as there is no consensus. It flew in to my playing the CA Lazuli Bunting recording I have on my phone…. I hadn't realized it wasn't over by the group campground bathrooms….
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