Owens Lake & Haiwee birds

From: Tom and Jo Heindel
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 7:14:28 PM
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Well, we ONLY had 13 species so Chris beat us by 2 but in looking at those he listed added to our 13 there were 19 shorebird species seen today in OV. Now that's good coverage! Our best shorebirds were Snowy and Semipalmated Plovers and Baird's Sandpipers. But our best birds weren't shorebirds. North Haiwee Reservoir was jumping and we had a family of 4 Cactus Wrens, a Northern Waterthrush, and best of all was a female Purple Martin. There are only 10 fall records for martins and five of them are in the first week of Sep! Neat, huh! So our lady was right on time. And home wasn't bad today either with a Nashville Warbler and 5 species of hummers (Annas, Rufous, Black-chinned but no adult males, Costa's, and a Calliope). Guess this really is the most exciting time of the year!