Lindo Lake Field Trip Report

Today was a pleasant reprieve from the hot, hot days of a week or too ago. Short sleeves were a little cool, a sweater was too hot,  and long sleeves were just right. Eighteen intrepid birders circled Lindo Lake. This included Mary Nelson and her daughter who was visiting from the Bay Area. Its always nice to have the occasional new company along. In all we found 48 bird species. Jeff Ebright nailed this number right on with our pre-count guesses! Perhaps our most interesting experience was watching a territorial dispute between two male Common Gallinules. Looked liked they were both standing on the surface of the water as the faced off and viciously scrapped, like a couple of roosters might.

Here is our list:

Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Common Gallinule (Moorhen)
American Coot
Western Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Red-crowned Parrot
Anna’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
White-throated Swift
Western Bluebird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Flying high, as always,

Doug Walkley


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