Made a short trip to Kinevan this morning and walked the road from the upper bride to the lower bridge and back. It was a riot of song. More birds were heard than seen as usual, but I found it's a little easier to actually see the singers on the way back. The angle and light are a little better for seeing in the trees. Here are some of the highlights:
Woodpeckers: Hairy, Nuttall's, Flicker
Flycatchers: Pacific-Slope (saw an adult feeding a young one), Ash-throated (gathering nest material), Olive-sided (silent in the top of a dead tree in the creek just below the upper bridge)
Steller's Jay: One heard and glimpsed high in the tall conifers at the top of the rise on the south side of the road at the upper bridge
Thrushes: Robins gathering food; Hermit Thrush singing in oak forest at mile marker 13
Vireos: Hutton's, Warbling (lots of these), Cassin's (heard 3 different ones singing, all fairly near the upper bridge)
Warblers: Lots of Yellow Warblers the entire length of the creek; also heard once a call that sure sounded like a Wilson's
Cooper's Hawk: Calling and flying across the rad at mile marker 12
Wrens: Canyon Wren calling form the north side of the creek; several House Wrens
Finches: Both Purple and Lesser Goldfinches were heard.
Plus Juncos, Crows, Band-tailed Pigeon, Spotted Towhees . . .
Mark, that map you shared showing the location of breeding sites along this road was most impressive! Thanks for doing that.