Monday, April 28, 2008

Yesterday in Washington County Idaho with Bill



Bill and I watched Greater Sage Grouse display yesterday. There were four males and no hens that we could see. The video was filmed near Susanville, California, which is the home town of two of my closest friends - although I should perhaps reevaluate our relationships since they never told me how rich in grouse they were.

List of birds we saw yesterday, in order of importance:
Greater Sage Grouse
Horned Lark
Savanna Sparrow
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Grey Partridge
California Quail
American Kestrel
Bald Eagle
Osprey
White Pelican
Western Grebe
Lesser Scaup
Coot
Cinnamon Teal
Mallard
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Trumpeter Swan
Western Kingbird
Gadwall
Ring-billed gull
Ring-necked Pheasant
Robin, American
Double-crested Cormorant
American Pipit
Northern Flicker
Northern Harrier
Starlings
Black-billed Magpie
Raven
There were more but I can't remember (they must not be very important or I wouldn't have forgot).

7 comments:

andipie said...

by "two fo my closest friends" do you mean me and damon or me and belinda? i KNOW you don't mean damon and belinda.

jonathan said...

Uh...make that three.

Damo said...

How sad that the raven and magpie sit below the starling in order of importance. The horror!

Oh, and by the way, the mayor of Susanville would like to thank you for letting out its sole secret.

Jon Poggi said...

Our home town is not Susanville, Joe and I grew up in Auburn.

jonathan said...

Woops. My mistake (Don't worry Belinda, Andrea and Damon - in no particular order - you and I know who I'm talking about).

Anonymous said...

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/926192.html

In case you're in the area...

jonathan said...

I just read a book that has a chapter on that workshop. I would love to do it but I cannot.