From: Mike Feighner
Time: 8:26:10 AM
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Inyo County (1-2-2000)
The male Northern Cardinal was still present at China Ranch near Tecopa. It did not show up for about an hour and after a brief show quickly retreated into the vegetation. My camera was ready, but the cardinal did not make a repeat performance. The bird showed up behind the gift shop and specifically behind the metal shed and behind the the storage shed with the rounded roof.
At Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park there were now 4 Ross's Geese on the pond near hole number three in addition to a number of Canada Geese.
Inyo County (1-3-2000)
The morning temperature in Lone Pine was 20 degrees. Ice cycles were hanging everywhere. John Luther had reported a Red-shouldered Hawk behind Carl's Jr. This time it was perched in a tree in the Riparian Park to the north. Also, a Nuttal'ls Woodpecker was here.
Lake Tinemaha had a single adult Bald Eagle. You can easily miss the turn-off to Lake Timamaha. The turn-off is near MP 92 on US 395. There is no real sign.
Once again I was not able to see or hear any Wrentits 2.4 miles up Granite View Road in the riparian area south of the corral.
At about 5 miles south of Olancha I turned off west onto Sage Flat Road and parked along the side of the road just inside the oak woodland habitat. On arrival I immediately heard an Oak Titmouse. I walked up the road to where there is a sign "Pavement Ends, and the West Begins". Here I walked uphill to the west where I found a number of Oak Titmice. While driving out of the area, I had one California Towhee fly across the road in front of the car.
Mike Feighner, Livermore, CA