Northern Waterthrush, MacGillivray's Warbler along S.Fk. Bishop Creek

Observers: Andy Zdon
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Birded for several hours the old road between the campground across from the Tyee Lakes trailhead and Parchers. Awesome birding. The Northern Waterthrush (distinct supercillium, streaked brest) was working its tail-bobbing way upstream along the small creek in the wet meadow behind the cabins at Parchers. The fellow wasn't the least bit bashful and let me get pretty close! MacGillivray's was in the first open willow area upstream from the campground. The aspens at the end of the campground had several Western Tanager (also saw a nesting female up the trail a-ways), and the surrounding willows had numerous Yellow Warblers and Audubon's Warblers. Several Warbling Vireos, one Hammond's Flycatcher and several other unidentified Empids, Orange-crowned Warbler, Swainson's Thrush among the birds seen along this very active (bird-wise) stretch of trail. The first time i've ever birded this part of Bishop Creek.