Lake Murray Field Trip Report

Hi Everyone,

The Saturday July 1 field trip at Lake Murray was attended by thirteen birders. We had great weather, overcast and cool.

We found 37 species. Best birds were close-up looks at a couple of California Thrashers, several California Gnatcatchers, and four young Common Gallinules.  Mourning Doves and Great-tailed Grackles were everywhere!

Here’s our our list:

Canada Goose
Pied-billed Grebe
Clark’s/Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Western Gull
Tern sp.
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
American Crow
California Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
California Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Common Yellowthroat
California Towhee
Lark Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia

JIM BECKMAN, trip leader

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