We saw our usual friends at the feeders the Broad billed at the feeder,
a Brown-Headed Cowbird, House-Finch, and some Lesser-Goldfinches at the waterfall pond,
Lesser-Goldfinches in the bushes,
and Magnificent Hummingbird
(sorry I just really love Magnificent Hummingbirds) and I definitely needed the sighting after the long hike we had looking once again for the Scarlet Tanager.
We started our hike that morning looking for the Scarlet Tanager on the Kent Springs trail. We headed up the trail stopping now and again for my asthma and made it to the spot of frequent sightings. We looked around and (having a husband with a better ear than my own) the hubby listened for its call. Nothing. We decided to follow the stream instead of the switchback trail and headed up further.
We did spot a Hermit Thrush who had found himself a tasty treat! No, Scarlet Tanager! We went up further and further until we came to the next supply of switch backs. We heard a song that wasn't what we were looking for, but was one my hubby knew I would be excited over. You see he heard the Red-Faced Warbler! Every-time I have tried to see this bird I miss it, the darn thing is like a bird on crack it won't stop jumping around.
I got the little bugger this time! I was so excited!
There were at least 3 jumping around!
I was ready to call this a successful trip even though we didn't get the Scarlet Tanager. We decided to head back down the mountain.
We continued on down the trail.