Posted by: atowhee | September 18, 2017


Getting there can be half the fun, half the birding. So it was for the Klamath Bird Observatory field trip to Malheur…with an overnight at Summer Lake.FERRU-KMThis was our first Ferruginous…at Klamath Marsh in the neighboring dry grassland. And there was small garter snake in the lake at Rocky Point.G-S ROCKY PTGS ROCKY PT2There were many Western Bluebirds at Deadwood Junction along Dead Indian Memorial Road in Jackson County….then Mountain Bluebirds at the leaky water tank on Antelope Flat in Lake County:IMG_6504MB IN LINEMB-ANTFLAT (2)MB-ANTFLAT3WB-DEADWD Loggerhead Shrike:
LOSH FLYZLOSHOpen range, cow gives hard stare, Howard Prairie:OPEN RANGOpsrey west of Chiloquin:OSP SCREAMOSP SCREAM2
Summer Lake shorebirds and ducks galore: SL1SL2SL3SL4SL5SL6SL7SL8Shorebirds at Summer Lake included avocet, stilt, Long-billed Dowitcher, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs and a single Pectoral Sandpiper (not seen here).SL9SUM LAK PONDWhite Pelican flying pasdt Rocky Point on Klamath Lake: WP-FLYWP-FLY2One of a quartet of Red Crossbills in the ponderosas at Collier State Parl:XBILL-COLL

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