Saline Marsh


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Posted by Steve on August 12, 2002 at 10:23:49:

The best birds were RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, perhaps considered a resident
by now since I've been flushing him from the cottonwoods since
September of last year (assuming it is the same one), and two WILLOW
FLYCATCHERS, working the fence row near the goose blinds on the north
end of the NWR.

Other good birds: PRAIRIE FALCON (dive-bombing something in the
desert, and later seen perched on a cottonwood near the lake), BELTED
KINGFISHER (a spectacular hovering dive with a huge splash and a small
fish!), WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, BANK SWALLOW (only one, a flyby), WARBLING
VIREO (a few), YELLOW WARBLER (everywhere, still singing, and
juveniles), CHIPPING SPARROW (early?), BREWER'S SPARROW, and LARK
SPARROW.

Lots of waders, few shorebirds.


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