Hello NV birders.
Following are belated bird observations made while hiking/camping in the Martlette Lake area of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, (mostly) Washoe County, NV, specifically the trail from the lake to Martlette Peak Campground and the campground area (~8000 ft. elevation) on 8/16-17/02. The nexus of sage, willows and conifers just downhill from the campground seemed to have the most activity, especially the morning of 8/17, when I had 6 warbler species in addition to other expected birds. More time and energy could have been spent birding...
DC cormorant - 1 at Martlette Lake
Osprey - 1 at Martlette Lake
Mountain quail - calling
Rock dove (???)* - a flock seen briefly over the trees
Great horned owl - pair hooting in the campground at dawn
Rufous hummingbird - 1
Dusky/Hammond's flycatcher** - 2 singing along trail
Warbling vireo - 1 near campground
Mountain bluebird - 2 on hillside of Martlette Peak
Orange-crowned warbler - 1 near campground
Nashville warbler - 1 near campground
Hermit warbler - several at the campground and surrounds
MacGillivry's warbler - several at various sites
* Whitish underwings were apparent; are rock doves regular at such a locale?
** Harsh "reeeet" notes in song indicate Dusky, but total confidence lacking
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