The oasis looks like an oasis in the desert what with this continuing drought. When we get good rains the whole area looks like an oasis, so birds aren't concentrated at the oasis as much as they are now. Still I'd prefer it to rain.
The next ten days will be the busiest of the year, other than mid-August during the hummingbird festival. Hoping any day bunches of good warblers come through. So far, it's just been mostly Yellow-rumped and Wilson's, with an occasional different species. I always say when the acacia bloom the MacGillivray's, Townsend's, and other warblers descend on the oasis. Maybe the strong south winds of last week pushed them on through, or maybe they'll arrive any day. All my breeding species are here except the Yellow-breasted Chat. Not sure they'll nest here when it's this dry.
|Catclaw Acacia in bloom|