[Tweeters] Rock Lake area swans, swallows and sparrows
redeyegravy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 20:36:03 PST 2013
This morning, I made a brief trip to the Rock Lake area in Whitman County.
Had a number of notable birds
and several firsts for the year. Just north of Ewan, a PRAIRIE FALCON was
circling a flooded field that was filled
with wigeon and Mallards. At Rock Lake, there were about 7 or 8 TREE
SWALLOWS and a single VIOLET-GREEN
SWALLOW as well as dozens of Mallards, Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal
and American Wigeon.
I ran into a small flock of 8 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS along Rock Lake Rd.
about 1/4 mile south of Glorfield Rd.
Along Glorfield Rd., there was a mixed flock of swans consisting of 16
TRUMPETER SWANS and 10 TUNDRA SWANS.
Amongst the hundreds of American Wigeon, Mallard and Northern Pintails on
Glorfield Rd., I found 3 male EURASIAN WIGEON.
Wish I had more time to bird the area this morning. It is quickly becoming
my favorite spot in Whitman County.
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