Sunday, June 15, 2008

Latah Co. Spring Valley Reservoir & Bobolinks , 6/15/08

A hike around Spring Valley Res. at mid-day yielded a nice variety of typical mixed conifer and lakeside riparian habitat species. A couple of California Gulls were cruising around the lake part of the time - about the only place in Latah Co. they are semi-regular. Otherwise few waterbirds due to large numbers of fisherfolk on and around the lake. Complete eBird list is below (effort - time: ~2 hrs, distance ~ 1mile).

We drove north from Deary on ID-9 to Harvard after the hike to let Iris nap (she didn't) and let me check for Bobolinks. I saw at least 4 male Bobolinks in the field near the end of Garden Gulch Rd. just north of the intersection of ID-9 and ID-6. This is the only known Latah Co. location for this species although there is lots of good looking habitat elsewhere.

thanks, Charles.

Location:     Spring Valley Reservoir
Observation date:     6/15/08
Number of species:     40

Canada Goose     20
Ruddy Duck     3
Great Blue Heron     1
Osprey     2
Red-tailed Hawk     1
American Coot     1
Killdeer     2
Spotted Sandpiper     1
California Gull     2
Western Wood-Pewee     1
Willow Flycatcher     3
Hammond's Flycatcher     6
Dusky Flycatcher     2
Common Raven     1
Tree Swallow     5
Violet-green Swallow     1
Barn Swallow     1
Black-capped Chickadee     4
Mountain Chickadee     3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee     3
Red-breasted Nuthatch     5
Brown Creeper     2
House Wren     1
Golden-crowned Kinglet     2
Swainson's Thrush     5
American Robin     6
Gray Catbird     2
Cedar Waxwing     2
Orange-crowned Warbler     2
Yellow Warbler     6
Yellow-rumped Warbler     2
Townsend's Warbler     2
MacGillivray's Warbler     1
Common Yellowthroat     1
Western Tanager     2
Chipping Sparrow     2
Song Sparrow     6
Red-winged Blackbird     6
Brown-headed Cowbird     2
Red Crossbill     X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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