Early on Sunday morning (Sep 2, Suzanne’s birthday!) Suzanne and I spent an hour walking around various parts of the Yuma West Wetlands. Not as much activity as we hoped for, but we did add two birds that were new for the season–a House Wren and a Willow Flycatcher. These were both below the Hummingbird Gardens, which is one of the best areas of the park. Unfortunately the “gardeners” are at it again, and have chopped down a beautiful palo verde tree. No idea why. On the east end of the park we heard the chortle of a Cactus Wren, a bird that for some reason is pretty scarce in this park.