Monday, October 03, 2011

Willow Creek: Pahrump: October 3, 2011

Birding today was beautiful. Hawks are being seen frequently by the people that live around Willow Creek. Two people sought me out to tell me what they had been seeing. Both of the people I talked to had seen the Prairie Falcon's which I saw several weeks ago but did not see today.

I started the day by checking out the Burrowing Owl's which are not on Willow Creek. I took pictures of 4 different owls. I stay in my car so  the owls do not get frightened by my presence. These guys are always a great way to start a morning of birding.

Birds seen on Willow Creek this morning are listed in the order they were seen.

Common Raven
Mourning Dove
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch
Mallard
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Phainopepla
Brewer's Blackbird
Eurasian-collared Dove
Say's Phoebe
Gambel's Quail
Great-tailed Grackle
Cinnamon Teal
Rock Dove
American Coot
Sharp-shinned Hawk ( a real beauty) He was standing on a limb of a tree overlooking Ed's pond.
House Sparrow
Anna's Hummingbird
Wilson's Warbler
Loggerhead Shrike (this guy was having a great time flying off the telephone lines down to the ground & back up to the lines).
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk (2) very vocal, got some great pictures.
Northern Mockingbird (flashing his wings as he flew across the course)
American Kestrel
Ferruginous Hawk

Submitted by
Darlene Feener
Pahrump, Nevada