Barred Owl at Hendy Woods
- 13 April 2014 - We stopped at Hendy Woods on our way out to Tulelake
(doesn't everybody?) and birded for about 45 minutes at the bridge and
near the park entrance. Highlights included Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
"singing" in a tree near the bridge, male Black-headed Grosbeak and
Western Tanager perched side-by-side, Purple Martins high overhead, and
Black-throated Gray Warblers. But the real surprise was hearing a
BARRED OWL give the full song in broad daylight! I chased down a park
ranger and she confirmed there is one resident in a roost tree in the park.
Apologies for the late report, we were pretty isolated out in the
desert, and distracted by all the Golden Eagles.