Saturday, July 01, 2006

BMB06/14 Top of the Tram 30th June 2006

On a fine morning, eight Big Morongo Birders, including the welcome return of Kurt, took the first tram and a walk round Desert View Trail. Very pleasant temperature, which would have been better from an 8am tram, and saw about 22 species. These included several life birds for some, such as Clark’s Nutcracker and White-headed Woodpecker.

Most of our party continued to Hidden Lake which still has water but no tadpoles; still a sight to behold and a first time for April, Barbara and Carol – always a pleasure. The lake experience was enhanced by a Golden Eagle which we watched around the shore of the lake and really good close-up sightings of a Red-breasted Sapsucker at the overlook.

Oak Glen

Monday 10th July, meet at Denny's at Indian and I10 Palm Springs at 7.30am for car pooling. Bring water and a snack, but we will be through before lunch. Maybe look for apple things before a return before lunch.