Birding activity at Willow Creek these past few days has delighted Carol Cantino. She saw a Black-throated Gray Warbler and Yellow-rumped Warbler's (Audubon's) Also a Snowy Egret was seen yesterday at Bowden's Pond when I went by to see if there might be any Warbler activity.
Birding today, April 7, 2013 started at 6:03 a.m. I met up with Viki Calzascia at 6:45 a.m. and we birded together. Birding ended at noon. It was a calm day in the early morning with the wind beginning to pick up about 11:15 a.m.
(38) species seen this morning. We covered Mountain Falls area, (MF) Willow Creek area WC) and other areas of Pahrump.
Canada Goose: (1) (MF)
American Wigeon: (WC)
Northern Shoveler: (MF&WC)
Cinnamon Teal: (WC)
Ruddy Duck: (MF&WC)
Gambel's Quail: (MF&WC)
Great Blue Heron:(flying over agricultural field in Pahrump.
Turkey Vulture: (Pahrump)
Red-shouldered Hawk:(WC) perched within sheltered trees
Red-tailed Hawk (Pahrump: perched in conspicious place in Cottonwood tree)
American Coot: (MF&WC) Two birds@ WC with one yellow spot on each of their bills.
Rock Pigeon: (MF&WC)
Eurasian Collared-Dove: (MF&WC)
Mourning Dove: (MF&WC)
Burrowing Owl: (2) (Pahrump)
Black-chinned Hummingbird: (WC)
Anna's Hummingbird: (WC)
Ladder-backed Woodpecker: (WC)
Black Phoebe: (WC)
Say's Phoebe: (MF&WC) flying to bush with slow wingbeats then settling down on bush with pumping of tail.
American Crow: (MF) Flying straight across the golf course.
Common Raven: (MF&WC)
Horned Lark: (MF) iN 1957, my grandfather called them Shore Lark's.
Tree Swallow: (WC)
Red-breasted Nuthatch: (MF&WC)
American Robin: (WC) (2)
Northern Mockingbird: (MF) (Very vocal)
Crissal Thrasher: (MF)
Phainopepla: (Pahrump) Fluttering flight with flashing white and black wings.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) Very active in (MF&WC)
White-crowned Sparrow's: (MF&WC)
Western Meadowlark: (Pahrump)
Yellow-headed Blackbird: Agricultural field with pond: They came across flying in long flocks to cattail pond.
Great-tailed Grackle: Building nests: 6 nests seen with more being built in same immediate area. (Pahrump)
House Finch: (MF&WC)
House Sparrow: (WC)