Monday, April 18, 2011

Birding report for April 17, 2011.

Birding trip on 4-17/2011 started at 6:30a.m. with a goal to search for active bird's nests.

Verdin, going in and out of it's nest.
Crissal Thrasher's (2) on top of bush, with one Thrasher having some kind of food in it's beak.
Western Bluebird's in and out of hole on a dead Cottonwood tree.
Black-crowned Night Heron's making nests.
Anna's Hummingbird nest seen at next door neighbor's house of Richard & Carol with Anna's Hummingbird returning to it's  nest and us quickly leaving nest area.
Pied-billed Grebe's (2) one in and out of marsh grass.
Western Kingbird, with building material in beak.
Cinnamon Teal's male and female investigating covered area of pond.
Ladder backed Woodpecker's male and female moving around and up a
Cottonwood tree where there was a woodpecker hole.
Sharp-shinned Hawk gliding over the pond.
Cowbird's perched at the top of a Cottonwood tree.

Bird's returning this week:
White-faced Ibis (13)
Belted Kingfisher (1)

For those that would like to go on a excellent bird walk,
check out Len Warren's web site; Birds of Shoshone Wetlands at
birdman88-birdsofshoshonewetlands.blogspot.com
Len,leads a excellent free bird walk and is comfortable leading and teaching all age levels about the bird's in Shoshone, California, which is about 40 minutes from Pahrump.

Submitted by
Darlene Feener
Pahrump, Nevada