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Boot Spring report as of April 16, 2018

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Offline Jonathan Sadow

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Boot Spring report as of April 16, 2018
« on: April 20, 2018, 11:16:56 AM »
There's nothing to report.  Not only is Boot Spring not running, but there aren't even any pools of water in depressions along the whole of Boot Canyon - the first time I've ever seen a situation like that there.  Even the depression where I saw the bear drinking about this time last year, which was one of the few that had water in it then, has nothing now but dozens of flies.  It did provide some amusement, though, as while looking at it I saw in succession a Rufous-crowned Sparrow, a Hermit Thrush, and a Dark-eyed Junco all fly into the depression and start snatching flies out of the air.  I hadn't known that any of those birds engaged in fly-catching, but I guess they couldn't pass up the chance to feast on all the flies.

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Offline Hiker79

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Re: Boot Spring report as of April 16, 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 11:53:24 AM »
Not good news, but at least you found some entertainment!

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Offline alan in shreveport

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Re: Boot Spring report as of April 16, 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 02:45:18 PM »
Jonathan - did you hear or see any Colima Warblers ?

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Offline Jonathan Sadow

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Re: Boot Spring report as of April 16, 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 05:58:03 PM »
Jonathan - did you hear or see any Colima Warblers ?

No - I completely dipped on them, the first time that's ever happened during a spring visit to the canyon.  I never even heard one.  I'm sure they were around, but I think the relative dryness of the area was limiting their activity.  I did find one of the Painted Redstarts that's been frequenting the canyon for the last few springs and summers, and I got the first Hammond's Flycatcher I'd seen in years, but no Colima Warblers.  Wait 'til next year....

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Offline gimp425

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Re: Boot Spring report as of April 16, 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 08:15:43 PM »
We’re taking some Boy Scouts to Boot Canyon at the end of July.  Had anyone seen any water coming out of the pipe?

 


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