Posted by: atowhee | January 23, 2020

DAY OF THE CRANES

A field trip today at the Chico Snow Goose Festival…we were focused on cranes and raptors.  Red-tails galore, kestrels, far-off Bald Eagles, one distant Peregrine.  And one posing Harrier in perfect light at Llano Seco:HARR BRIGHT (2)CRANE GALLERY

Thus lone heron was along the berm near the cranes and when the cranes did their territorial dance this heron moved away from the larger birds to an empty stretch of berm.IMG_4127 (2)

SHRIKE GALLERY

Loggerhead Shrike at viewing platform for Llano Seco along 7 Mile Lane.

Sacramento River NWR–Llano Seco Unit, Butte, California, US
Jan 23, 2020
32 species

Snow Goose  X
Ross’s Goose  X
Greater White-fronted Goose  X
Cackling Goose  1
Canada Goose  X
Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Bufflehead  X
Ruddy Duck  X
American Coot  X
Sandhill Crane  X
Black-necked Stilt  20
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Ring-billed Gull  X
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  8
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Kestrel  2
Black Phoebe  3
Loggerhead Shrike  1
American Crow  X
Tree Swallow  6
American Pipit  1
Savannah Sparrow  15
Western Meadowlark  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brewer’s Blackbird  X


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