Late this beautiful morning, Bill Frey, my wife Ricki and I went up to Jack's Spring in the Pine Nut Mountains just east of Carson City. There was a decent amount of water from the spring running down the jeep path. Birds observed included the following:
Lewis's Woodpecker-4 (mild surprise to see, one was flying a long swooping arc high into the air presumably catching flying insects)
Townsend's Solitaire-15 (several were singing/calling)
Northern Flicker-26, including one Yellow-Shafted
California Scrub Jay-17 (no Woodhouse's)
Jack's Spring is about 1.5 miles up a jeep trail and is accessed off of Brunswick Canyon Road. From Deer Run Road, take Sedge Drive east and continue on the gravel road where it eventually turns into Brunswick Canyon Road. A high-clearance 4 WD vehicle is needed to get there.