I went looking for the Great Horned Owls & nest Fred posted about a few days ago. I was able to locate one of the adults roosting in a willow at the northern edge of the riparian area to the north of the tunnel. No luck on the nest or the nestlings though :( .
I did, however see the Golden-Crowned Sparrow - it was drinking from a pool of water in the riparian area and, when I saw it, I was only about 4 feet from it. Perhaps the bird is injured, that's why it is still around. ? ? Other birds of note (for me) a House Wren and a very vocal Western Meadowlark.
Rancho San Rafael, Reno, Washoe County
Happy Birding y'all -
Emily E. Kidd, Reno