Trip Report
Potholes State Park 2013-05-24
2013-05-24 07:30 for 90 minutes (birding) 41 sightings Potholes State Park (WAGCPTHLSP) Moses Lake, WA (USA) Lat,Long: 46.98091,-119.35082 Map Elevation: 1200 feet
State park with campground and picnic areas surrounded by sagebrush to the west and north, marshy areas along the lake and inflow stream to the east and north and a small residential/commercial area along O'Sullivan Dam Road to the south. Overcast, 46-51F, light rain. I walked and drove around the campground and picnic areas looking for the reported Common Grackle.
Canada Goose 20   including feathered young
Gadwall 1  
Mallard 6  
Cinnamon Teal 1  
California Quail 6  
Western Grebe 4   Pairs offshore
Double-crested Cormorant 1  
Great Egret 3   lake-edge marshes
Killdeer 4  
Black-necked Stilt 2   Flooded lawn at south edge of picnic area.
Spotted Sandpiper 1   Lakeshore
Ring-billed Gull 10  
Glaucous-winged Gull 3  
Forster's Tern 5   Individuals over lake
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2  
Mourning Dove 3  
Northern Flicker 1  
Western Wood-Pewee 2  
Western Kingbird 2  
Common Raven 1  
Tree Swallow 2  
Violet-green Swallow 40   Flock in weeping willow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 15  
Bank Swallow 3  
Cliff Swallow 1  
Barn Swallow 15  
House Wren 2  
American Robin 10  
European Starling 7  
Cedar Waxwing 3  
Wilson's Warbler 2  
Western Tanager 1  
Lazuli Bunting 2  
Red-winged Blackbird 5  
Western Meadowlark 2  
Brewer's Blackbird 15  
Brown-headed Cowbird 8  
Bullock's Oriole 3  
House Finch 4  
American Goldfinch 5  
House Sparrow 2  
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