On an unusually warm morning for this long-standing field trip, some 14 folks spent nearly three hours slowly viewing the 14 species of birds seen on the water and in the nearby trees and skies. It was quite a cosmopolitan group, made up of some newcomers to the Reno area from southern California, Missouri, Connecticut, and New York. At a couple of stops, folks using the walk around the lake joined us to view some of the birds.
The highlight bird for many was the sighting of three Black-crowned Night Herons in the pines near the southwest portion of the lake. As their name implies, they were all three sleeping during the day. We were fortunate to have a PhD student from UNR and his wife, both very knowledgeable of water birds, who shared that with the group. And, thanks to Kathy for keeping a running list of the birds.
Cheers, Bob Goodman