Knutsford area Kamloops birding April 2, 2018

A return of winter last night put a damper on things but my daughter and I still had a nice afternoon of birding.  Edith Lake Road was not passable part ways up due to drifting snow.  The road grader was arriving as we were leaving….  There were no stand out birds today but a few new ones for the year including Say’s Phoebe and some of the waterfowl.  Any reasonably sized pond without ice is loaded with ducks waiting for more water to open up.  The birds and the people are waiting for Spring!

 

Knutsford–Edith Lake Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Apr 2, 2018 12:06 PM – 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
11.125 kilometer(s)
18 species
American Wigeon  12
Mallard  19
Green-winged Teal  1
Lesser Scaup  1
Bufflehead  2
Barrow’s Goldeneye  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Rough-legged Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Northern Flicker  2
Northern Shrike  1
Black-billed Magpie  1
Common Raven  1
Mountain Bluebird  1
European Starling  5
Dark-eyed Junco  27
Song Sparrow  1
Kamloops–Goose Lake Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Apr 2, 2018 12:51 PM – 1:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
30.0 kilometer(s)
9 species
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  8
Say’s Phoebe  1
Northern Shrike  1
Black-billed Magpie  2
Mountain Chickadee  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch  7
Song Sparrow  1
Western Meadowlark  3
Northern Shrike hjhk3
Northern Shrike
Say's Phoebe kk3
Say’s Phoebe
Red-tailed Hawk bhg3
Red-tailed Hawk
Lac le Jeune Rd, Kamloops CA-BC (50.6349,-120.4464), Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Apr 2, 2018 2:05 PM – 2:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.012 kilometer(s)
12 species
Canada Goose  17
Gadwall  7
American Wigeon  60
Mallard  104
Northern Pintail  154
Green-winged Teal  4
Ring-necked Duck  30
Lesser Scaup  16
Bufflehead  2
Common Goldeneye  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Common Raven  1

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