Posted by: atowhee | August 17, 2009

Howard Prairie Lake in August

cowbird with juncoYoung Brown-headed Cowbird begging food from its Junco “parent.”  There were two such cowbirds around the cafe at Howard Prairie Resort.




Junco drinksJunco adult gets a drink in spring-fed branch.





mtn chickadee bathes1Mountain Chickadee bathes in spring branch.





lego male How PrMale Lesser Goldfinch.






IMG_9428The #1 panhandler at the Howard Prairie Resort Cafe.  A true spud-lover.  A Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel.  Panhandling the lunch crowd seems to be the family business as there was a small coterie of these cute rodents scurring about, taking the hand-outs.

Location:     Howard Prairie Circuit
Observation date:     8/16/09
Number of species:     20

Common Merganser     9
Double-crested Cormorant     1
Turkey Vulture     3
Osprey     4
Bald Eagle     1
Spotted Sandpiper     1
Ring-billed Gull     30
California Gull     8
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)     1
Common Raven     1
Barn Swallow     25
Mountain Chickadee     1
American Robin     4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)     1
Vesper Sparrow     2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)     20
Brown-headed Cowbird     2
Purple Finch     1
Pine Siskin     1
Lesser Goldfinch     1

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