Monday, March 14, 2011

Birding 3-13-2011 Willow Creek: Pahrump: Nye County

The following birds were seen on March 13, 2011 at Willow Creek which is a inactive golf course at this time in Pahrump,Nevada.

The Peregrine Falcon, came zooming between me and a Rock Pigeon. I turned around and he was at the top of a very tall tree. I took two quick shots, of the tail and when it moved to another branch a full body shot. For the first time ever, I used my camera instead of my binos. I ifted my bino's and before I could identify it accurately it flew off. It was cold this morning so I moved on to the other birds I saw moving ahead of me thinking about the speed of the bird that I had just seen. When I downloaded the pictures to the computer this evening I was delighted that it was a Peregrine Falcon. The ponds have more duck's on them and there are more Rock Pigeon's present so maybe I will see the Peregrine Falcon more often.

I saw a total of 181 Brown-headed Cowbirds, which did not make me happy at all. They were mixed in with Red-wing Blackbird's and Brewer's Blackbird's. I usually see only 1-10 Brown-headed Cowbird's a year in Pahrump at Willow Creek. As I was watching them eat, I realized how many Cowbird's there were so I started counting. There were 48 males and 133 females.

The following birds listed below were seen today.

Peregrine Falcon
Rock Pigeon's
American Coot's
House Finch
Common Raven's
House Sparrow's
Great-blue Heron
Yellow-rumped Warbler's
Orange-crowned Warbler
Mourning Dove's
Eurasian Collared Dove's
Northern Pintail
Great-tailed Grackle's
Gambel's Quail
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Flicker
Brewer's Blackbird's
Red-winged Blackbird's
Brown-headed Cowbird's
Say's Phoebe
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Anna's Hummingbird
Western Meadowlark's
White-crowned Sparrow's
Black Phoebe
Pied-billed Grebe's
Red-shouldered Hawk's
Northern Shoveler's
Lesser Goldfinch
Ruddy Duck

Submitted by
Darlene Feener