Posted by: atowhee | March 25, 2013

KLAMATH: WHERE EAGLES FEAR TO FLY

Eagles look so strong and agile in the air, it seems hard to imagine they can be afraid. But when chased by an angry and quicker Red-tailed Hawk one Bald Eagle chose to sit rather than flight. P1520645 (1280x960)

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P1520649 (1280x960) This confrontation took place along thre Klamath Falls-Malin Road at the easte nd of Township Road. On the visit last Friday we saw more Golden Eagles than we did Bald. Here’s one young Golden in flight: GEAG ABOVE (1280x960)

OTHER KLAMATH BIRDS:
buff in canal Male Bufflehead

coot cotillion (1280x960) A cotillion of Coots.

coyote-two (1280x821) Two coyote.

geese above (1280x798) Part of a large flock of Greater White-fronted Geese after they;d been scared up by a passing Bald Eagle.
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Howard Prairie Circuit, Jackson, US-OR
Mar 22, 2013 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM, 5-6PM. 5 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 12 on meadows near lake
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) 1
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) 1 on nest near MP 2.
Clover Creek Road, Klamath, US-OR. Mar 22, 2013 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM. 2 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 30
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 2

Keno, Oregon, Klamath, US-OR. Mar 22, 2013 8:45 AM – 9:05 AM. 5 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Keno Road, Klamath, US-OR. Mar 22, 2013 9:15 AM – 9:40. 6 species

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 50
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 20
Lower Klamath NWR (OR side), Klamath, US-OR. Mar 22, 2013 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. 27 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 12000
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 600
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 4
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 300
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 800
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 4000
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 2500
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 75
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 30
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 10000
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 2000
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 20
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 150
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 2
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 6
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 4
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 12
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) 7
American Coot (Fulica americana) 4000
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 120
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 16
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 500
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 200
Klamath Falls-Malin Hwy, Klamath, US-OR. Mar 22, 2013 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM. 21 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) X
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) X
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) X
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) X
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) X
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) X
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) X
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X
Lower Klamath NWR–Auto Tour Route, Siskiyou, US-CA. Mar 22, 2013 12:01 PM – 3:31 PM. 41 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) X
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) X
Gadwall (Anas strepera) X
American Wigeon (Anas americana) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) X
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) X
Great Egret (Ardea alba) X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 10
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 15
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 6
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 8
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) 5
American Coot (Fulica americana) 2000
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 220
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 120
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 1 photographed along canal next to road
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) X
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) 1
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 35, Black-billed Magpie
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 2000 on migration
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) 50
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 60
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 45
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 15
Lower Klamath NWR–White Lake (CA side), Siskiyou, US-CA. Mar 22, 2013 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM. 15 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) X
American Wigeon (Anas americana) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) X
American Coot (Fulica americana) X
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) 2
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) 1
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 450
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 50
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Lower Klamath NWR–White Lake (OR), Klamath, US-OR. Mar 22, 2013 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM. 6 species

Gadwall (Anas strepera) X
American Wigeon (Anas americana) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) X
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) 1


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