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Bird Report, 4th of July weekend

6 Jul

Brewer's Sparrow

Brewer’s Sparrow, at Mono Lake

Violet-Green Swallow

Violet-Green Swallow, at Mono Lake

Osprey pair on nest

Osprey nest with California Gull, at Mono Lake

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow, at Mono Lake

California Gull

California Gull, at Mono Lake

Bald Eagle at nest

Bald Eagle near nest at June Lake

Red-Breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker, on way to Super-Secret Meadow near June Lake

Ravens at 10,000 ft

Ravens at 10,000 ft at Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park

Bird List for Trip:

Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) (ID by ear only) LIFER!
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus
California Gull (Larus californicus) LIFER! (only because I’d never recorded one before)
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) LIFER!
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)
Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) LIFER!
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella breweri) LIFER!
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Cassin’s Finch (Carpodacus cassinii)
Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) LIFER!
Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)