Sorry for my lack of posts. I’ve been extremely busy this week, trying to get things done that I need to do and spend as much time in the field as I can. I’m caught up for the moment, so here’s what’s been happening. There have been many new arrivals in the area. Ducks are dwindling in number and it will only be a short time before the last of them are gone. Warblers are revving up with man Pines, Palms and Yellow-rumps being seen. Golden-crowned Kinglets are starting to drop off and Ruby-crowned are really showing up now. A couple of people have had their first Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, but I haven’t run into one yet. Brown Thrasher (above), Savanna Sparrow, Rusty Blackbirds, Barn and Northern Rough-winged Swallows and Chipping Sparrows have all arrived. Kathy Ashman found an American Bittern on Haven Road. Greater Yellowlegs are coming through now as well. Fox Sparrows are starting to drop in number, though they made a great showing this spring. The forecast is for good migration over the weekend, hopefully it plays out that way! See you out there!