A walk around the pond produced a couple of good warblers with the first being a Great Reed Warbler busily eating insects in a mesite tree. It gave very good views but as the light was fading no photos were taken of it. The second good warbler was an Upcher's Warbler in the opposite corner from the Great Reed Warbler and it showed reasonably well before flying off to the scrubby desert area where I lost it. Four Eastern Olivaceous Warblers are holding territory in various places around the pond and Clamorous Reed Warbler singing males also totalled four birds. Three European Turtle Doves were perched in three different trees and a Spotted Flycatcher was catching flys from the top of the tallest tree in the area, making a good evenings birding for late May.
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