It's been awhile since I've posted. I went out to Pyramid Lake for a waterbird survey today and it was a gorgeous day to be out. Lots of anglers and the fish (cutthroats) were definitely biting! Ran into Rob Lowry at the Willows/Monument Rock. I did not see the GREAT HORNED OWL at the willows that Rob found, but here's what I saw.
Common loon (~30)
Clark's and western grebes (well over 1000)
Eared grebe (many)
American white pelican (just a few left on the lake)
Double crested cormorant (one group of 150 that a boat flushed, plus many more)
Great blue heron
Ring-necked duck (4 at delta)
Snowy plover (1 at the delta)
Pectoral sandpiper (3 at the delta)
American pipit (delta)
Common tern (1 @ delta, sitting on a sand/mud spit with a gull)
Lesser scaup (2 at Tamaracks)
Greater white-fronted goose (3 at tamaracks)
American coot (thousands)
and some landbirds...
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Ruby crowned kinglet
Gambel's white-crowned sparrow
Townsend's warbler (3 in cottonwood at the willows)
Spotted towhee (heard in sagebrush/rabbitbrush only)
Northern flicker (heard up toward the ranch above the willows)
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