On Sunday September 23, 2012, Dennis Ghiglieri, Rose Strickland and I birded
the Desert Loop. On Sunday morning we were joined by Fred Peterson at
Miller's Rest Stop. The birding was very good throughout the day with fair
numbers of migrants around.
Miller's Rest Stop
-LEAST FLYCATCHER - I spotted this bird above the restroom building in the
tree. It moved all over the rest stop actively feeding. I got some nice
photos of it for submission to the NBRC. It even called some for us helping
to clinch the identification.
-CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER - fall plumaged bird. Probably the same bird that
was around on Friday.
-BLACKPOLL WARBLER - this bird came in just before we were going to leave.
I first saw it above the restroom building and thought it could have been
something a little rarer, but we soon determined it was a classic fall
Blackpoll. I got some nice photos of this bird.
-Red Crossbills - a male and a female.
-Black-throated Gray Warbler
Arlemont Ranch, Dyer
-BLACKPOLL WARBLER - seen and photographed in the brush and willows around
the northeast pond.
-Double-crested Cormorant - rare in Esmeralda County
Sage Hen Road Trees
-Long-tailed Weasel - seen bounding across the path.
Circle L Ranch
-Lewis's Woodpeckers - 4
-American Redstart - female
-Summer Tanager - beautiful adult male
-BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER - female
-American Redstart - first fall male