Posted by: atowhee | April 30, 2021

ARRIVED AT MALHEUR THIS AFTERNOON

It is Peter French’s birthday by the way.
Very dry year–The Narrows has small herd of pronghorn, no water. Some flooded fields at Riley.
Some flooded fields along Greenhouse Lane for good birding. Saw one nesting Sandhill Crane incubating. Courting Willets. Great Horned Owls’ nest at Field station has two owlets.

BE WARNED…if you drive up Santiam Canyon you will suffer through forty miles of horrid devastation to man, nature, birds.

Greenhouse Ln., Harney, Oregon, US
Apr 30, 2021
18 species

Canada Goose  10
Trumpeter Swan  4
Blue-winged Teal  2
Cinnamon Teal  30
Northern Shoveler  X
Gadwall  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Bufflehead  X
American Coot  X
Sandhill Crane  4     including female on nest
Black-necked Stilt  X
Willet  2     courtship behavior
Great Egret  1
White-faced Ibis  40
Northern Harrier  1
Yellow-headed Blackbird  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X

Harney County Hwy 205
9 species

Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
American Coot  X
Killdeer  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Western Sandpiper  X
Long-billed Dowitcher  X
Ferruginous Hawk  X     adult on  nest

Malheur NWR–Field Station, Harney, Oregon, US
Apr 30, 2021
6 species

Ring-necked Pheasant
Great Horned Owl  3     adult with two owlets on nest nest to old gym building
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Black-billed Magpie  2
Cliff Swallow  X

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