Posted by: atowhee | January 20, 2014

BIRDS BY THE THOUSANDS

GEESE (1280x960)
Among these thousands of Snow Geese are hundreds of Ross’s.
HARR WITH COOT (1280x839) Harrier strewing Coot feathers along the shoreline prior to a meal.
Sacramento NWR, Glenn, US-CA
Jan 20, 2014 3:05 PM. 30 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 5000
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) 60000
Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) 1500
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 250
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 15
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1200
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) 25
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 2500
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 2000
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 8
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 50
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 6
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 15
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 2
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 2
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3
American Coot (Fulica americana) 2500
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) 4
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) 120
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 2
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 50
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 75
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 1


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