On April 25th, a pair of Bullock's Orioles were observed in the cottonwood trees just downstream of the Mexican Dam. A quick look at the female before she flew off showed that she had an orange head and top of tail, but most of the remaining body was white. She reminded me of an orange creamsicle. I had tried to find her during subsequent hikes since then but to no avail until last evening when Bill Frey first spotted her in the same area while we were hiking. This time, we were able to get decent looks at her as she flew low down to the Mexican Ditch but as we tried to get closer to photograph her, she flew back up into the trees, only occasionally allowing peeks at her. She is pretty stunning to see and it appears that she will hang around the area during the nesting season. Just thought I'd pass this on in case anyone is in the area and would want to keep an eye out for her.
The parking area for the referenced location is just off of Carson River Road just before it crosses over the Carson River in east Carson City.