Birds in the Lower Valley today
- Hi Yakkers,
I was in the Lower Valley this morning for work and wandered around a little
before and after.
The Great Egret that Elizabeth reported yesterday was still at the pond at
Fort Road and Lateral C this morning.
On Marion Drain Road just east of Campbell Road there were many blackbirds -
Brewer's, Red-winged, a few Yellow-headed with some Brown-headed Cowbirds
mixed in. Several flocks were flying north and south of Marion Drain. I
estimated 4-5000 birds total. There were several really interesting
blackbirds on the wires along the road. Unfortunately, I sent my scope in
for repair so I only had my bins.
A close look at these flocks, if they stay near the road, may yield
Tri-colored Blackbird and Rusty Blackbird. It will take perseverance, of
I found two Great Horned Owls - one in a tree in a grove on the north side
of Fort Road about a 3/4-mile east of Lateral A and one in poplars on the
property I inspected.
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