Birding started about 7:15 a.m. and ended about 11:15 a.m. for the first section of birding with Dennis and Rose Strickland. I birded for an hour later at Lakeside Casino and R.V. Resort to see what still may be hanging around. The warm weather has made huge changes in the birds being seen this morning. It appears that the White-winged Doves have moved on. A Peregrine Falcon was perched on a telephone pole. Sage Thrasher's were seen several times. We guessed 3-5. Two Yellow-headed Blackbirds were spotted by Dennis. It was a great find for this time of year. It is the earliest date yet in my records of Yellow-headed Blackbirds in Pahrump. More proof that winter is fading away and spring is here.
We did see Canada Goose in a group in the wet part of the agricultural field. One small one looked liked it could have been a Cackling Goose. My photos show a smaller goose with a larger group of Geese which look like Richardson's. My impression after looking at photos was that it was a small Canada Goose One Ferruginous Hawk was in the field hunting. It looked like he had caught something. Mountain Bluebirds were also in the field. (Total of 45 species for both sections.)
Pahrump: First section of birding (36 species).
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)
Greater Roadrunner (2)
Burrowing Owl (3)
Sage Thrasher (3-5)
Crissal Thrasher (2)
Yellow-headed Blackbird (2)
At Lakeside R.V. Resort and Casino (9 species)
Great Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser (has small patch of white on side of head, otherwise looks like a female.