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Cease 1 – Donnell Overlook – Reflections of the Pure World


By Jim Acquire
Rosy-Finch Rendezvous Birding Journey Sequence

After a connoisseur breakfast cease for breakfast sandwiches and Starbucks espresso, we arrived on the Donnell Vista overlook eagerly searching for a few our Montane goal birds. We had lofty objectives of discovering Sooty Grouse, Mountain Quail, Hermit Warbler and Night Grosbeaks.

After a really uncommon dialog with one other gentleman within the parking zone about some upcoming film that featured his ancestors, we started our sluggish stroll to the overlook and again round.

Donnell Vista

The primary fowl that acquired our consideration was a Thick-billed subspecies of Fox Sparrow that was singing incessantly from the shrubs close by.

Fox Sparrow

It will definitely popped up on a department and posed fairly properly for us to snap some images.

Fox Sparrow

As we have been photographing it, a Dusky Flycatcher popped up and within the distance I might hear Mountain quail giving their distinctive chuck name.

Dusky Flycatcher

Within the flowers beneath the Fox Sparrow was feeding Anna’s Hummingbird.

Anna’s Hummingbird

After which, showing out of nowhere, a small warbler with an excellent yellow head and a jet-black throat flitted to the highest of a close-by for tree.

Hermit Warbler

It started singing from the very best perch, providing essentially the most melodious intonations stating “That is my home!”

Hermit Warbler

My primary goal warbler, the Hermit Warbler, proceeded to sing from nearly each tall snag in our neighborhood.

Hermit Warbler

Whereas not an unusual warbler, I simply didn’t have any type of respectable {photograph} of this good-looking fowl.

Hermit Warbler

It was often joined by a Black-throated Grey Warbler and a Crimson-breasted Nuthatch and a flyby White-headed Woodpecker. What an awesome begin to our Rosy Finch Rendezvous!

Subsequent cease, over Sonora Cross to Mono County and Virginia Lakes!

Sonora Cross


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