Today I did some scouting of Pyramid lake in preparation for Sunday's CBC
but specifically to refind some birds reported by Tim Lenz on e-bird
yesterday in order to get them for count week. Tim had a Pacific Loon in the
bay just north of Windless Bay. It took me 2 tries to find it. I did not see
it in the morning but ran into 2 birders at Popcorn Rock who saw it about an
hour after I had been there. I returned to the spot and found it after some
searching as it was spending a lot of time under water. Also in the same
area was a Common Loon and my only Eared Grebe of the day. These birds were
just inside the count circle.
Tim also reported 9 Horned Grebes off of Sandhole Beach and I saw 2. From
Popcorn Rock there were 10 Dunlin, 13 Least sandpipers and a few Killdeer, a
good variety of ducks and several Tundra Swans.