Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Red Phalarope!!!

We decided to go back to Baseline Reservoir to try once again for the Red Phalarope.  We were advised to look for it in the "middle" of the reservoir, as some people had recently found it there rather than along the shore.  Sure enough Marcel and I were both able to celebrate a lifer Red Phalarope.  We spotted it in the middle of the reservoir!

          Bird Count:
          Gadwall - 15
          Mallard - 1
          Bufflehead - 10
          Common Loon - 1
          Eared Grebe - 10
          Western Grebe - 50
          Red Phalarope - 1
          Ring-billed Gull - 80
          Black-billed Magpie - 3
          American Crow - 6
          Black-capped Chickadee - 1

Marcel and Joel Looking at the Red Phalarope

It was so far out in the lake that even digiscoping left us with a horrible photo.  The little white bird in the middle of the photo is the Red Phalarope.

    Red Phalarope Sketch     

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