Mono County birds

Observers: Brad Singer
Date: 08/15/2008
Time: 08:13 PM -0400

Spent from the 9th to the 13th at Oh Ridge Campground next to June Lake and saw a fair amount of birds through the week. The campground was inundated with Green-tailed Towhees and Clark's, but also saw a fair number of W. Tanagers. A Black-throated Gray Warbler and a W. Sapsucker also came through. Spent one day up at Virginia Lakes and saw many Dusky Flycatchers, in fact, at one lake I observed over six of them in a cluster of trees. On Sunday the 10th at Mono Lake, I observed 2 Baird Sandpipers along with a number of Leasts and Westerns (also possibly a Semi-palmated, but I doubt I could have identified it anyway). Also had Rough-winged Swallows at the County Park. Tuesday, the 12th, I hiked up to the Conness Lakes out of Saddlebag Lake and saw Gray-crowned Rosy Finches, a pair of A. Pipits, and the mountain subspecies of the White-crowned Sparrow. Finally, on the day leaving June Lake, saw the resident Bald Eagle swoop down on the lake (and using a #3 treble hook and power bait) pick up a trout and subsequently drop it 50 feet later. Nothing too exciting but a good week nonetheless. Brad Singer, Lake Arrowhead