Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another great birding experienceship

We had 25 people and 25 spots in the three BYU vehicles we took on our bird watching field trip this morning. We saw a total of 22 birds in two hours and most of the birds were very cooperative and stayed put so that all 25 of us could get a good look - they must have gotten my memo (I told them we were coming).

One of the highlights was watching these Turkey Vultures on this dead cow.

Here are the species we saw:

Cattle Egret
California Quail
Vesper Sparrow
California Gull
Brewer's Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Egret
March Wren
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Clark's Grebe
American Kestrel
Black-billed Magpie
Turkey Vulture
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow
Canada Goose
Black-capped Chickadee
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Here are some photos: