More on Clark's Madness @ Mt Laguna
Went up to Mt Laguna along with several other birders this morning (Friday Sept 21) to try and get some Clark's photos. Several Clark's Nutcrackers were present, got some photos but nothing really good. Did get some good feeding video though. The birds that showed up just after 10AM were feeding on the pine cones @ the trees near the pumphouse for a while.
Also present were Willow Flycatchers, Mountain Chickadees, Spotted Towhee, Steller's Jays, Scrub Jays, Hairy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Acorn Woodpeckers, Western Wood Pewee's, Dark Eyed Junco, Lazuli Buntings and a Sharp-Shinned Hawk that kept a lot of birds away for a good half hour.
The White-Crowned Sparrows have begun to arrive in force now @ my house in Poway. I imagine they have been here a while but this is the first day I noticed them.
Mt Laguna photos here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157700011826871
White-Crowned Invasion here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/46506981@N03/albums/72157698374525672
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports