Mittry Lake
23 Jan 00
43 species 

49-70 & sunny, 8:30-11:30AM, 32mi.

1  Pied-billed Grebe
2  Western Grebes
14 Double-crested Cormorants
4 Cattle Egrets
2 Great Blue Herons
6 Great Egrets
2 American Wigeons (in Gila Gravity Canal)
2 Common Goldeneyes (in Gila Gravity Canal)

230 American Coots
5 Virginia Rails
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Northern Harrier (hunting)
1 Osprey (flying by)
2 Red-tailed Hawks
2 American Kestrels
16 Rock Doves
3 Anna's Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
3 Gila Woodpeckers
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Red-naped Sapsucker
2 Black Phoebes
3 Say's Phoebes
14 Tree Swallows (flying)
8 Rough-winged Swallows (flying & perched)
5 Verdins
3 Marsh Wrens
8 Ruby-crowned Kinglets (two with ruby crowns showing)
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
3 Loggerhead Shrikes
1 Crissal Thrasher (singing)
3 Northern Mockingbirds
4 Phainopepla (singing & displaying)
6 European Starlings
3 Orange-crowned Warblers
34 Yellow-rumped Warblers (everywhere)
2 Abert's Towhees
2 Lincoln's Sparrows
5 Sage Sparrows
3 Song Sparrows
23 White-crowned Sparrows
16 Great-tailed Grackles
12 Yellow-headed Blackbirds


Chilly in the morning but warmed up nicely.  The Crissal Thrasher was singing again, but today's best bird had to be the beautiful male Red-Naped Sapsucker working the cottonwood trees.  Didn't hear any Black Rails next to the big hill, but there were several  Virginias there and elsewhere.