Thursday, June 02, 2005

Moscow Area Sightings

In addition to banding I've seen/heard a few birds of interest the past couple days as follows:

6/1 -Bloom Meadows (Clearwater Co., ID)

  • Wilson's Snipe
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • American Redstart
  • Fox Sparrow

Vassar Meadows (northeast of Deary, ID)

  • American Redstart
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Wilson's Warbler - possibly a migrant at this locationamong many of the expected breeders at this location

6/2 -Moose Ck Reservoir

  • Bald Eagle - 1 adult, there seems to be 1 or 2 adult eagles wandering abouteastern Latah Co., they are nesting at Dworshak Res not too far to the east(3 or 4 nests I understand)
  • Virginia Rail - called once in response to a Sora immitation at upper end oflake, one of few places in Latah Co. to find this species

1 comment:

Charles Swift said...

I was surprised to see your reference to a Virginia rail. For the past several springs we have heard a rail clapping in our 1/2acre tidal marsh in Tidewater VA. We have only seen it twice but not for long enough to identify. We assume it has a nest and that it is a Virginia rail. Felicity

(posted by Charles for my Aunt, Felicity Rask)