Monday, March 31, 2014
A SPRING WALK ALONG THE BLUFF TRAIL
The Pigeon Guillemots were calling to each other; they have a very high pitched whistle. The water was so rough it was difficult to see them. Soon they will be nesting in the cliffs. Heard and saw several Calif. Quail. Wrentit were singing about every quarter mile.
From my observations along the trail, land birds were scarce; the on-going drought is taking its toil on our bird population. Birds that were missing, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow (always singing this time of year), Bewick's Wren (no males singing from atop a bush), Say's and Black Phoebe (no insects for them to eat), Anna's Hummer (nothing blooming), and no Hawks. Along the Bluff Trail spring was silent.