Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Some Jackson County Birding

September 4 to 5, 2010

Richard Stevens:

Because we did not get to sleep until sunrise, our birding day started in the afternoon. We drove around the Gould area and checked hummingbird feeders.

Quite a few Broad-tailed Hummingbirds were still around. Rufous Hummingbirds, especially adult male numbers are down (we only saw 3 compared to 60+ adult Broad-tailed). An adult Calliope Hummingbird, 2 female adults and 2 immature Calliope Hummingbirds were counted (we checked out 3 locations).

We had an uneventful drive south down the road from Gould. No owls were found. A few Western Wood-pewees and 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher were about all that could be found.

After dusk, we visited five known Boreal Owl sites and found only one Boreal Owl.

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