Thursday, February 01, 2007

BMB07/02 Whitewater 22JAN07

Our first walk at Whitewater since it was taken over by Wildlands Concervancy was very interesting, despite cold and very blustery conditions. Frazier Haney (lately of Pipe's Canyon) is the preserve manager and he and his team are busy taking most of the site back to it's natural state; they plan to open to the public around April, and we will return in the Spring.
Turkey vulture, 3 Raven, 4 Mallard, 6
Mourning Dove, 2 Starlings, 40 House Sparrow, 2
American Kestrel, 1 Rock Pigeon, 4 House Finch, 10
Brewer's Blackbird, 3 Say's Phoebe, 4 Scrub Jay, 3
California Towhee, 4 White-crowned Sparrow,40 Gambel's Quail, 4
Red-tailed Hawk, 3 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Western Bluebird, 4
California Thrasher, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Northern Flicker, 2
Loggerhead Shrike, 2 Nuttall's Woodpecker, 2 Black Phoebe, 2
Song Sparrow, 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 4 Hermit Thrush, 2
Phainopepla,1 Northern Mockingbird, 1 California Quail, 10
Lesser Goldfinch, 1 American Coot, 20 Blue-winged Teal, 1
Common Yellowthroat, 1 American Robin, 1 American Pipit, 1
Bewick's Wren, 1 American Wigeon, 10 Pied-billed Grebe, 2
Crow, 3 Western Meadowlark, 1 Verdin, 1
Ferruginous Hawk, 1 Anna's Hummingbird, 1 Dark-eyed Junco, 1
Note that SBVA have a walk at San Jacinto Water Reclamation Facility on Saturday 3rd February at 8am. Big Morongo Birders are welcome.
Barry Parkes