Hi Birders On Friday February 2, 20218 I guided a birder to the Angeles Crest Highway and highlights were six LEWIS WOODPECKER at Chilao Campground on the Manzanita Loop. The woodpeckers were flying around before the gate and at the first restrooms on they right hand side. Compared to when saw them in November, the woodpeckers were silent. LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH, PURPLE FINCH, PHAINOPEPLA were at the same location. I was surprised to see a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD across campground #5 in the area. It was chasing the Phainopeplas away from the mistletoe. We also came across a single NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL. The Chilao Visitor’s Center has a pan filled with water and many local woodpeckers, jays, and PINE SISKIN were around the water and seed scattered about. The mountains were dry and warm for a winter day. Some piled snow was at Cloudburst Summit which I was surprised to still find. Good Birding! Mary Freeman Glendale, CA
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