23 Mar 2015 — PNW Migration Update

Just a bit of narrative today as the radar images are a bit insipid.

Ospreys are back in force and already rebuilding their nesting platforms.  Rufus Hummingbirds are staking out territories. Northern Rough-winged Swallows and Barn Swallows are being reported to the south of us.  Great Blue Heron rookeries look to be ready for egg laying.

Looks like the Tundra Swans have left.  I only saw one the whole weekend.  Duck numbers are down, as are Golden-crowned  and Fox Sparrow numbers.  I had two Fox Sparrows in song this weekend.