DIckcissel – Montezuma Grade
This morning I stopped off at the Big Spring pullout on the Montezuma Grade. There was a mixed flock of birds feeding right at the edge of the pull-out and to my surprise, one of the birds was a Dickcissel!
Checklist with photos here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64401642
I don’t use the Big Spring hotspot because I never actually wander as far as the spring. I always bird within sight of my car ( an agreement I have with my husband for desert birding alone). This spot usually gets good numbers of Sage Thrashers starting the end of February. None there so far. However, this area and the Culp Valley area are very lush with vegetation and will be worth checking again over the next couple of weeks.
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