Thursday, November 24, 2011

Prewitt and North Sterling Reservoirs

November 23, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann, Ray Simmons and I visited Prewitt Reservoir (Logan/Washington) at 4:30 am. We relocated an Eastern Screech-Owl while walking west between the western parking area and the Ranger's residence!

At least one Common Loon was out on the lake. To avoid geese hunters, we decided to hike the eastern and southern sides of the reservoir. It was a good choice! A Snow Bunting was found flying around just west of the southeastern corner.

Later, we returned to below the dam. Another good choice, this time we found a male Eastern Towhee! A White-throated Sparrow was with a loose flock of 11 White-crowned Sparrows and 3+ Song Sparrows.

Our birding day ended at Sterling Reservoir (Logan). An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Bonaparte's Gulls were observed from the dam.

Later we visited the picnic grove where a Barn Owl flew out, then circled back into its cover!

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