07 january 2012 — Colusa NWR

Colusa NWR–viewing platform pond, Colusa, US-CA
Jan 7, 2012 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     On a road trip to San Diego i couldn’t pass up the outside chance of finding the Falcated Duck that had reports  streaming out of here.  Success!!!  We could only spend a short time here (and were under pressure to get back on the road) to appreciate the bird, but this NWR is a gem from what we could see in the short time that we were there.
22 species

Greater White-fronted Goose  500
Snow Goose  25
Ross’s Goose  15
Falcated Duck  1     When i drove up the crowd had the bird Teed up.  There were about 25 observers on the bird when we got there.  It was at the first observation pond in amongst the thousand or so fellow waterfowl.
American Wigeon  50
Mallard  10
Cinnamon Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  50
Northern Pintail  200
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  75
Black-necked Stilt  3
Ring-billed Gull  X
California Gull  X
Black Phoebe  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Western Meadowlark  3
Brewer’s Blackbird  X

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