Tuesday, April 21, 2015
list larger than normal for this birding spot. The most significant sighting was this Western Wood-Pewee, a member of the Flycatcher Family. I was not even thinking of flycatchers when I zeroed in on this distant bird, so I had to sort of change gears to come up with what I was looking at. It's too early actually to be expecting flycatchers. When I looked in eBird when I got home the earliest they have been seen in Polk County is the 8th of May. So here we have one more example of the birds and bees and flowers appearing earlier than normal this year.