Birding started at 5:40a.m. and ended at noon. It was a beautiful day that warmed up quickly. The bird that won my heart today was a Black-throated Sparrow. There were four of them. Two adults and two Juvenile's. They were in an area with lots of Mesquite trees that looked dead. When I first went into this area I noticed lots of bird activity and was surprised because it was late in the morning. I turned off the main road and then drove a short way on a dirt road. As I came around the bend, I could see an adult on the top of a Mesquite tree singing. I can no longer hear this bird in the field. Had to come home and listen to him on the computer. I have been searching for this bird in Nevada for almost eight years. The first time I saw the Black-throated Sparrow was on 4/26/2005 in Borrego Springs, California.
There were some migrant birds seen today. I spent three hours in agricultural fields with lots of lush green grass and lots of water and then in desert areas with lots of Mesquite and not much water available except for what people put out for the birds. (45) species of birds were seen today.
Eared Grebe (2)
Great Blue Heron
Yellow-rumbed Warbler (Audubon's)
Black-throated Sparrow (4)