Lake Cleone Birds
- This morning I saw these birds on or near Lake Cleone:
American Coots, one Northern Harrier perched in the cat tails, 6
Buffleheads, 3 Black Phoebes, 8 Mallards, 10 Tree Swallows, about a
dozen Western Gulls, One Great Blue Heron, One Western Grebe, four
Common Ravens, three Turkey Vultures, one Pied-billed Grebe, two
Double-crested Cormorants and one Osprey.
On the trail and boardwalk around the lake I saw:
One Fox Sparrow, One Song Sparrow, One American Robin, Three White-
Crowned Sparrows, and a flock of House Finches.
- Monday, March 31, 2008, great day for birding at MacKerricher State
Park. 10:15 to 12:15
On and around Lake Cleone I identified 25 bird species including:
1 Osprey with a fish
1 Great Blue Heron
Many Chestnut-backed Chickadees
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
Heard several Marsh Wrens
2 red-winged Blackbirds
2 Downey Woodpeckers
1 Pilliated Woodpecker
3 Pied-billed Grebes
1 Hermit Thrush
And possibly 1 Pine Sisken. I have never seen one before!
Good Birding to all.
- Morning of August 23, 2010. Clear skies, no wind. 13 American Avocets flying over the lake and out to the ocean. Chestnut-backed chickadees, House Finches, Steller's Jays, Anna's Hummingbirds (male and female), Song Sparrows, Wrentit, Mallards, Osprey, 4 Pied-billed Grebes, male Beleted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Western Gulls, Brewer's Blackbirds, male and female American Goldfinch, Marsh Wrens, Great Blue Heron, immature Double-crested Cormorant, Mourning Doves, Commone Ravens, Bushtits, Acorn Woodpeckers (males and females).