Posted by: atowhee | June 18, 2015

LAKE OF THE WOODS

A couple of philanthropists have purchased a defunct campground at Lake of the Woods.  It was a girl scout camp dating back before WW2.  Decrepit and too expensive for the scouts to fix, it was sold.  The new owners hope to replace the old structures and give it to the Ashland YMCA.  I was invited to look around to see what birds were there.  The parcel contains shoreline, maturing second growth forest and some dense willow and grass marshy margin along the shallow end of the lake.  I hope to revisit early next month.

HAWO2 (1280x960) HAWO-LO ECHO (1280x960) WETA MALE (1280x960)

Low Echo Campground, Klamath, Oregon, US.  The elevation is over 5000 feet.  Lake of the Woods is a natural lake, not a reservoir.
Jun 18, 2015 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM.  10 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  2
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X

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