male Black-backed Woodpecker at Minaret Vista parking area on 2 August 2007

Observers: Jon Dunn and Mike San Miguel
Verification: MONO
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Date: 08/04/2007
Time: 11:51 AM -0400


This morning there was a male Black-backed Woodpecker working the dead limber pines, some 25 yards SE of the rest room. The bird was there the entire duration we were there which was some two hours (a few photos). It was in Mono County by about 15 feet by our calculation. There was quite a good deal of activity the first hour after dawn. I heard several Pine Grosbeaks, but didn't see any, though Mike did see one fly over (Madera County). I saw one group of Evening Grosbeaks fly through (four birds) and Mike had another single bird. Several White-headed Woodpeckers were about and a single male Williamson's Sapsucker flew over the ridge at dawn. Cassin's Finch and Pine Siskin were the most common birds (dozens of each). Migrants included Orange-crowned, Nashville and MacGillivray's Warbler (singles of each) and a Black-headed Grosbeak.