Trip Report
Potholes State Park 2013-06-02
2013-06-02 12:30 for 65 minutes (birding) 29 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. Mostly sunny, 75F, NW breeze. ABC field trip - birded around picnic, playground and boat launch areas.
Gadwall 3  
Blue-winged Teal 1   Male in lawn-pond around volleyball nets
Cinnamon Teal 1   Male in lawn-pond around volleyball nets
Ruddy Duck 1  
California Quail 3  
Western Grebe 2   Offshore
Double-crested Cormorant 2   Flying by
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1  
White-faced Ibis 1   Curlew-sized wader w/ long decurved bill, dark red-brown body w/ glossy dark green wings and back, reddish-gray skin around eye, bill and eye edged by white, legs dark pink. Photographed in lawn-pond around volleyball nets near the playground.
Killdeer 3   Including female on nest
Black-necked Stilt 2   In lawn-pond around volleyball nets
Bonaparte's Gull 1   Offshore - small gull with white head, dark ear spot, dark bill
Ring-billed Gull 15  
Caspian Tern 1  
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1  
Mourning Dove 1  
Western Wood-Pewee 1   Calling in shade trees
Tree Swallow 2  
Bank Swallow 1  
Barn Swallow 2  
American Robin 5  
Yellow Warbler 2  
Black-headed Grosbeak 2  
Red-winged Blackbird 6  
Brewer's Blackbird 12  
Brown-headed Cowbird 25  
Bullock's Oriole 4  
American Goldfinch 5   Including possible Lesser Goldfinch
House Sparrow 2  
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