With a little time to spare and somewhat warmer, I stopped by the Southside to see how the Yellow-rumped Warbler was doing. I was greeted with another surprise. Allison Mews and Ed Hayden had their binoculars trained on the Orange-crowned Warbler. Not knowing what they had when I saw their binoculars up, I slipped and slid down the trail toward them. (The trail is treacherous!) When I arrived, they pointed out the OCW flying on the opposite side of the river. It, too, had survived our nasty blizzard.
I stayed for a few more minutes and saw the OC fly up into a tree above the trail before it darted across the road and disappeared behind the houses. There was no sign of the Pine Warbler nor the Townsend's. Is it possible they, too, are still around?