Late this morning, I checked out the west shore of Washoe Lake starting at the Bellevue Road exit and driving north. The lake continues to shrink in size and is the lowest that I have ever seen it in the 5+ years that I have lived here. Along the shore, there were about 1000 Horned Larks and American Pipits feeding in the vegetation. I carefully scoped the flock for about an hour but did not come up with anything else such as Longspurs. In the lake (or what is left of it) proper, there was one American White Pelican, about 1500 Northern Shovelers, 150 American Coots, and about 10 Western/Clark's Grebes (too far to tell). Along the northern shore of the lake, about 1000 Gulls (California mostly and Ring-Billed) were resting with some feeding on the bloated carcasses of several 100 carp along the shore.
At my home in eastern Carson City, a female Anna's Hummingbird visited our feeder as she has done off and on for the last few weeks.
On a downright gorgeous afternoon at Carson River Park/Silver Saddle Ranch, highlights included a beautiful adult male Varied Thrush, 2 Red-Shouldered Hawks, 9 Wood Ducks, a Golden-Crowned Sparrow, and a Hermit Thrush.