Just finished another shoreline survey for GBBO at Pyramid Lake and the birding can be summed up in one word-DEAD. Other than some Avocets and a few Ibis, the only shorebirds observed along the south and west sides of the lake was a Willet at Pelican Point. Around 30 Forster's Terns, a handful of Caspian Terns, and 4 Bonaparte's Gulls were on the south side of the lake. Numbers of Western, Clark's, and Eared Grebes were down from the last 4 weeks. A total of 14 Common Loons were observed, again down from 40+ a couple of weeks ago. Pelican numbers were about the same with around 800-900 in the river mouth area. Just stopped at Numana wetlands too where the best bird was an Osprey at the river and the best sighting was watching 3 Western Kingbirds chasing after a Kestrel that got too close for comfort.
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