My Road Trip July 29 – Aug 3. Day 5

I returned to Burney Falls in the morning to look for the Black Swifts again.  This time the light was better.  There were Black Swifts visible against the lit up rock cliffs.  The Vaux’s Swifts were not there.  The Vaux’s Swifts were all in wing molt.  As a matter of interest (or noninterest),  none of the Black Swifts were in wing molt.

I headed down to Lassen National Park.  I set up my campsite and birded for the day.  The best bird of the day was probably Evening Grosbeak and there were Bufleheads on one of the lakes which surprised me.

The scenery was amazing, but the birding was pretty slow.  However at one point, I was surrounded by about 50 Orange-crowned Warblers.  Here is a photo of an Audubon’s Yellow-rumped Warbler which was a pretty common breeder up there.

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