[Tweeters] Sprague

Isacoff, Jonathan isacoff at gonzaga.edu
Fri Oct 11 16:37:48 PDT 2013

Many nice birds at Sprague this AM on a quick tour before work. The resort was relatively quiet though the expected Juncos, Kinglets, etc. were around as well as a pair of VARIED THRUSHES. The Adams side of the lake was a bit more happening with the full list below, highlights in bold. The most eye-opening find was a pure flock of 27 SURF SCOTERS, about 21 of which I was able to fit in a frame of a heavily cropped photo. All were first-year birds. Someone probably has records on this but this seems like an exceptionally large count for this side of the Columbia, I initially just passed the flock off as Scaup!

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: eBird Report - AC-Sprague Lake, Oct 11, 2013
Date: October 11, 2013 4:32:00 PM PDT
To: <isacoff at gonzaga.edu<mailto:isacoff at gonzaga.edu>>

AC-Sprague Lake, Adams, US-WA
Oct 11, 2013 11:17 AM - 12:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7
47 species

SNOW GOOSE 102 Continuing
Cackling Goose (Taverner's) 5
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 100
American Wigeon 20
Mallard 20
Northern Shoveler 20
Northern Pintail 20
Canvasback 1
Lesser Scaup 12
SURF SCOTER 27 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isacoff/10215823395/" title="Surf Scoters-Sprague, WA-10-11-2013 by Jon Isacoff, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/10215823395_480a268ea6.jpg" alt="Surf Scoters-Sprague, WA-10-11-2013" /></a>
Bufflehead 50
Ruddy Duck 250
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Horned Grebe 30
Western Grebe 50
Double-crested Cormorant 50
American White Pelican 4
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
American Coot 300
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 11
Herring Gull 8
Black-billed Magpie 4
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Marsh Wren 2
Bewick's Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 7
European Starling 150
American Pipit 5
LAPLAND LONGSPUR 1 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/isacoff/10215913374/" title="Lapland Longspur-Sprague, WA-10-11-2013 by Jon Isacoff, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/10215913374_f1f82f9c25.jpg" alt="Lapland Longspur-Sprague, WA-10-11-2013" /></a>
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW 1 - early (a little)
Savannah Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 1
House Finch 20
American Goldfinch 1

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