Posted by: atowhee | December 25, 2012

CHRISTMAS AT EMIGRANT LAKE

I got to follow a male Harrier hunting at the south end of Emigrant Lake. Click on any inmage for full screen view.
HARR BELLY (1280x960)

HARR BELLY2 (1280x960)

HARR CREST (1280x960)

HARR FACE (1280x960)

HARR LEVEL (1280x960)

HARR LOOK DWN (1280x960)

HARR LOW2 (1280x960)

HARR RUMP2 (1280x960)

HARR RUMP3 (1280x1231)

HARR UNDERWING (1280x1023)

HARR-AIR (1280x960)

HARR-COLR1 (1280x960)

HARR-COLR2 (1280x960)Emigrant Lake, Jackson, US-OR. Dec 25, 2012 11:45 AM. VERY WINDY. 21 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 120
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 2
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 6
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 6
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 25
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 20
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 3
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 15
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 35
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 8
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 4
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1

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