On a sunny, warm morning, Nature Regina’s field trip was expertly led by Bradley Yee, who brought his viewing scope and tripod for others to view the sights.
The group walked along Boggy Creek, and viewed the reservoir.
Highlights for birds were the Rusty Blackbirds which stuck around long enough for most to view! 3 people saw the Sora cross the creek, 2 Palm Warblers were seen and heard, and 2 Brown-headed Cowbirds were there.
The group then viewed “Brown’s Slough” to the West of Condie.
The list of birds at both locations also included:
Ducks: Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked, American Wigeon, Ruddy and Bufflehead.
Horned and Pied-billed Grebe were viewed, and a pair of Great-horned Owls.
click on the photos for a larger view of the Blue-winged Teal, Forster’s Tern, Palm Warbler, Rusty Blackbird, and Tree Swallow photos by Hiroyuki Aoki
Group photos, the Northern Green-striped Grasshopper, Yellow-headed Blackbird, photos by Fran K