A cool February turned up two birds normally found in warmer climes this time of year. The county’s fourth Palm Warbler was found in east Davis on Feb 12 (SS) and has continued through the month. A Costa’s Hummingbird, found Feb 5 in south Davis (BT), has also remained, delighting birders with brief glimpses.
Elsewhere in the county, the big stars of last month—Plumbeous Vireo, Northern Shrike, and Tennessee Warbler—all continued. Additionally, Mountain Bluebirds provided photo opportunities near Rds 19 and 88A, a Horned Grebe continued at Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Pacific-slope Flycatcher was re-found along Putah Creek.
Thanks to the following for their reports: Sean Smith (SS), Bob Traverso (BT).
Checklists with Photos:
Palm Warbler: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53006308
Compiled by Steve Hampton, Davis, CA