Monday, May 18, 2009

Benewah Co. report part #1 - Desmet Sewage Ponds , 5/17/09

I just noticed on Google Maps there are also sewage ponds in Tensed just a bit to the north although I can't tell if they are accessible. This area of southwestern Benewah Co. is very much like western Latah Co. w/ rolling Palouse hills merging into the "Hoo Doo" Range (as it's known locally).

Location:     Desmet Sewage Ponds
Observation date:     5/17/09
Notes:     The ponds were mostly scoped from the cemetery to the west (and some birds from that location are included). A group of 7 Ring-billed Gulls came in for a look just as I was leaving - about 4 of the 7 were 2nd year birds (hatched last year).
Number of species:     17

Gadwall     4
Cinnamon Teal     2
Northern Shoveler     5
Ruddy Duck     1
American Coot     8
Wilson's Phalarope     7
Ring-billed Gull     7
Northern Flicker     1
Tree Swallow     1
Barn Swallow     1
American Robin     1
European Starling     1
Common Yellowthroat     1
Chipping Sparrow     1
Red-winged Blackbird     10
Western Meadowlark     2
Yellow-headed Blackbird     6

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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