It's the time of year when we see Western tanagers on their way to higher altitudes: SeEtta Moss photographed one.
I always describe them as looking like a flying tequila sunrise. Here is a picture--you decide.
M. and I spotted a new bird for us on the 10th, the blue-gray gnatcatcher. Several males seemed to be having a territorial dispute on a slope covered with Gambel oak. I suggested that they could use the Forest Service road as a boundary between oakbrush patches, but they weren't listening to me.