First on the agenda was Cuesta Inlet. The morning was sunny, tide slowly moving in. I was hoping to see or hear an Olive-sided Flycatcher. Took only a few moments to locate the Flycatcher, as the little darling was doing what it does best, flycatching. From a perch the Flycatcher flies off to catch an insect and then flies back to the same or nearby perch. I just stood still watching; eventually it was perched in an oak, close enough to see without binoculars. What a treat!!
Sweet Springs Preserve could not have been better. I was surrounded by a plethora of bird song; didn't know where to look first. At least 4 Pacific-slope Flycatcher. Juncos were very active. From the quaint bridge that spans the two ponds, watched a Western Tanager, with his black and white wings, yellow body, and red head, harass a Song Sparrow that was bathing along the edge of the pond. Mrs. Tanager and Mr. and Mrs. Common Yellowthroat were nearby watching the action. Overhead, a flock of Cedar Waxwing fed on Eucalyptus blossoms. Sweet Springs at its Best!
My next stop was the hardware store to purchase peanut butter suet. Tiny Bushtits are nesting in a brushy small tree in my front yard, organic peanut butter suet is their favorite, Nothing but the best for my nesting Bushtits.