[Tweeters] Douglas County

mike denny m.denny at charter.net
Sun Nov 4 08:45:06 PST 2007


Hello all,
Yesterday we joined John Gatchet in a quest for Douglas County birds - after
a wonderful day of birding he went from 0 - 69 species in that county.
Highlights:

Waterville Plateau
Rough-legged Hawks - total of 12 for the day
Lapland Longspurs - 4+ birds in with the Horned Larks - many the arctic race

Mansfield
Eurasian Collared Dove - 2 birds
Townsend's Solitaire - 1 bird

Old Dyer Hill road
Great Horned Owl - 1 bird in large Willow

In the Ponderosa Pines top of Central Ferry Canyon
Gray Jays - saw 1 and heard several
Clark's Nutcracker - heard several

On the river southeast of Brewster - thousands of waterfowl
Red-necked Grebe - 1
Long-tailed Duck - 7 in one group, another 8 flying

Wells Wildlife area - where the road takes a 90 degree turn
American Tree Sparrow - 1

Second fishing access above the dam with "No Dumping" sign with a mound
of garbage behind it:
Varied Thrush - 1 bird in with several American Robins in Russian Olives -
their Favorite Tree!

Grimes Lake - just north of Jameson Lake
Tundra Swan - 59 birds
Trumpeter Swan - 4 birds - 2 adults and 2 young

Surprising misses:
No Goldeneyes or Mergansers
No Northern Shrike
No Short-eared Owl
No Wrens


Later, Mike








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