Monday, February 14, 2011

Goldeneye Duck

Yesterday we took a sort of “busman’s holiday” going birding at nearby Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge.  We did the peninsula that juts out into Lake Havasu.  By far the most numerous species we saw was this Common Goldeneye, perhaps a hundred.  Most of the ducks have already headed north, but these are still hanging around.  We also saw a number of Western Grebe, and on shore a number of Audubon Warblers. The most surprising site was a Sharp-shinned Hawk that we got to watch preening himself while we ate our lunch. In all we counted 16 different species.  Today it’s back to work leading the Bird Walk at 10:00.

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