Virginia Lake, Reno, Washoe Co (May 5th & 6th, 2009)
Here's the tally for VL the last couple of days.
Horned Grebe--1 continues (5/5 only)
Eared Grebe--1 continues (5/5only)
Western Grebe--1 continues
American White Pelican--1 with "horn" (5/5 only)
Snowy Egret--pair (nesting on island)
Osprey--1 (5/6 only)*
Spotted Sandpiper--1 (5/6 only)
Great-tailed Grackle--1 male (5/5 only)
*Today's was the 4th Osprey--assuming different birds in all
cases--I've seen at VL this spring. As usual, it only stayed
for a few minutes before moving on.
I didn't see the Mew Gull or the young Herring Gull on either
day (but my visits were in the late morning when the Mew Gull
tends to be absent).
Photo--taken last week--of the (remarkably scruffy) Herring