Posted by: atowhee | March 24, 2012

LINK RIVER

A group from Klamath Bird Observatory was in Klamath Falls this morning for a meeting. We had time for a short walk along the lower end of the Link River just above its mouth at Lake Euwana. Best sighting of the morning: my first White Pelicans of the year in Oregon. They’re just returning from their mnore southerly wintering grounds. And then there was this small flock of large finches next to the Fremont Bridge over Link River:The female Evening Grosbeak has the grayish body, the male is more brightly clothed.

Link River Trail, Klamath, US-OR. Mar 24, 2012 11:10 AM. 22 species. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) X FLEET OF BUFFLEHEAD MALES.
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) X
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) X
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) X
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 5
Great Egret (Ardea alba) X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) X
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) X
American Coot (Fulica americana) X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) X
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X. Not far from, the Chamber of Commerce offices where we met: a large cover of California Quail, at least forty birds. Ay HOward Prairie there was a trio of Sandhill Cranes, and later a trio (the same?) in a snow-covered meadow about four miles east of Howard Priaire along Dead Indian Memorial Road.


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