Black-backed/White Wagtail in Inyo
- This morning (10 May) we found and photographed a Black-backed/White
Wagtail at Deep Springs College, Inyo County. Photos will be posted
The College is private property and any birder venturing to see this
bird needs to exercise good birding etiquette. Deep Springs College
is located 45 minutes east of Big Pine off Highway 168. Park outside
the cattle guard entrance to the College on the left and off the
road, since the rancher uses the road as a runway for his plane.
Walk across the cattle guard and turn left. Walk the perimeter of
the dry alfalfa field to a large willow grove, that will then be on
your left, containing two dry ponds. Pass the dry ponds on the right
side and continue to a large cattle feedlot surrounded by an electric
fence. The wagtail was in the weeds on the far side of the metal
troughs. Please be respectful of the college staff and students by
staying away from the buildings.
Chris Howard and Rosie Beach