Lassen National Park
- Dave Bowden and I drove through Lassen National on our way home to the bay
We found a few good birding spots to share with you driving south on Hy89.
One is the corner of HY89 and Cassel Rd. is good for all swallow species
(no bank swallows), Cassin finches, Goldfinches, Bluebirds and sparrows.
The first Vista stop ( large blue sign ) follow the photographers black top
trail, we had great viewing of.
Dusky Flycatchers, three together ( family unit ? )
Green-tailed Towhee with a single juvenile
Fox Sparrow- Thick Billed
Western wood Pewee's
Common Night Hawks
At the park headquarters we had:
Red breasted Nuthatch - five - one adult and four young.
White Breasted Nuthatch
A ranger told us we just missed a Bald Eagle on Manzanita which was chased
off by an Osprey.
This ranger told us his Summit Lake bird species life list count is 100 +
species not bad for 8000 ft el.
We stopped at Hat Lake always a good spot, we had:
Eight plus (+) Spotted Sandpipers 4 adults and four young.
Violet Green Swallows
Western Wood Pewee
On to Summit Lake to see if we could re-locate the Black-backed Woodpecker
and Grey Jay reported two weeks ago.
But there was a Spotted Sandpiper in the wet depression behind camp site
We closed out the weekend with Mountain Bluebird, a Female Williams
Sapsucker and an Osprey at 8000 ft. fishing a stream.
Rich Cimino, Alameda County
Pleasanton, Alameda County, Cal.