Varied Thrush -Palomar
I made an early morning visit to Palomar today. A Varied Thrush was perched and singing at Observatory Campground, in a pine behind Space 42.
Fry Creek Campground still closed for winter.
At Palomar State Park, I checked along the Nature Trail for the PAC Wren. I may have heard it near post 10 (three repetitions of double chip), however, there was a lot of bird activity in the area. I spent quite a bit of time at that spot, but never saw it.
I spoke to the ranger there. She tells me a Dipper was reported last year near the pond. The stream is flowing well and this could be a year when one appears. I watched carefully but found no rocks with droppings. However, there are multiple down trees, and the Weir Trail is quite blocked, so I did not go as far downstream as I would have liked.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
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