Virginia Lake, Reno, Washoe Co (9/6/12). 9:45am-10:30
A quiet morning at VL today.
Eared Grebe--1 (FOS)
Black-crowned Night Heron--3 (including 2 at roost in the junipers at the SW corner)
Snowy Egret--3 (including 2 large nestlings/fledglings on the island)
A Snowy egret at the N end of the lake was fishing by "bill vibration", a technique I'd read about but had never actually observed before.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fugl/7946119316/in/photostream (Snowy Egret)
--Fred Petersen, Reno