Posted by: atowhee | July 3, 2015

BIRDS ALONG A MOUNTAIN LAKE

While the Rogue Valley swelters in near-100 degree temperatures (and sometimes those are over  but still close to 100) the mid-elevation cascades enjoy bright sunny, comfortable days.  Above 5000 feet along the shore of Lake of the Woods in Klamath County this morning a group of us strolled along the lakeshore.  A marshy clearing was especially active…and we had great pleasure in watching Tree Swallows in and out of nest boxes, with us imagining how many mosquitoes they were catching on the wing.tsb1 TSB2 TSB3 TSB4 TSB5 TSB6

Low Echo Campground, Klamath, Oregon, US
Jul 3, 2015 9:50 AM – 11:50 AM.
20 species

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  2
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  X
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  1
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  8
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  25
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  1
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1

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