I spent the last couple of days working and recreating on the Muddy River,
in the Moapa Valley, and portions of Lake Mead. Turkey Vultures and N.
Rough-winged Swallows were abundant along the muddy, especially yesterday
when at least 30 vultures streamed north over Overton WMA. The WMA also
produced well over 100 Tree Swallows yesterday along with an American
Avocet, some Orange-crowned Warblers, 6 White-faced Ibis, and still a good
selection of waterfowl. A Common Loon and 8 more Avocets were at Bowman
Reservoir yesterday. 4 additional Common Loons at Stewarts Point (Mead)
included one in alternate plumage. Several hundred gulls were at Overton
Beach. They were almost all adults, so even at a great distance it was
pretty easy to tell that they all seemed to be Ring-billed and California.
Other birds on the river near Moapa included several more Orange-crowned
Warblers and a few lowland W. Scrub-jays. Finally, this afternoon I again
checked the Boulder Beach area for the LBBG without luck.
Amargosa Valley, NV