76 species today!

Today, the diversity was high, but only 1 new species were added for the season, Tundra Swan.  Highlights from today include:

10 raptor species including a Short-eared Owl, a light morph Rough-legged Hawk,

a good count of 25 Turkey Vultures

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and all three expectable falcons (American Kestrel, Merlin & Peregrine Falcon) including this Merlin eating what appears to be a junco!

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86 Sandhill Cranes were counted (still migrating), an Oregon subspecies Dark-eyed Junco came to the feeders, a whopping 1168 Rusty Blackbirds flew by, a flock of 84 Greater White-fronted Geese flew by, 30 Tundra Swans flew west far inland & 2 Mute Swans flew east over the lake, and

Bonaparte’s Gulls were resting on the beach in the morning.

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Even though only one new species was added today, check out this excellent list!

Below are a few additional pictures from today…

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Northern Flicker

 

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Brown Thrasher

 

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Eastern Bluebird

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