Posted by: atowhee | February 12, 2009

Klamath Basin birding

Winter Wings kicks off tomorrow.  I have a couple of talks to give on Saturday.  One about milestones in American birding and ornithology.

Today I got in some afternoon birding.  A quartest of Bald Eagles around a bit of carrion in a distant pasture.  And their mini-accomplice, a Black-billed Magpie.img_5725














Above a deer at Topsy on the Upper Rogue River. Below Ring-billed Gulls on Lake Euwanna, Klamath Falls.  But then there was the other gull.rbgulls2-121










hyrbidgull2-132I finally decided this was a first winter California Gull.  Flat head, dark patch around eye.  Also a regular wintering bird here.




One of the male Barrow’s Goldeneye on Link River that connects Klamath Lake and Lake Euwana.bargeye1


  1. […] In a previous post I showed the picture of a lone immature gull…and concluded, wrongly, that it was a California […]

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