Goose Lake Road April 24, 2018

My son and I did a quick drive tonight.  It was almost dark and we had to hurry to Goose Lake to scan the ducks while we could still see.  There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary along this road but I did my first Beaver of the year along with at least 10 Muskrats.  I also learned a new Wilson’s Snipe call which sounds like a series of clucking similar to a Flicker.  As we left Goose Lake in almost complete darkness the snipe were winnowing as well which can sound Boreal Owlish at times.  All photos were significantly lightened to be able to see anything!

Kamloops–Goose Lake Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Apr 24, 2018 7:43 PM – 8:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.881 kilometer(s)
27 species
Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  1
Northern Shoveler  4
Gadwall  4
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  6
Green-winged Teal  4
Ring-necked Duck  4
Lesser Scaup  52
Bufflehead  18
Barrow’s Goldeneye  8
Ruddy Duck  8
Northern Harrier  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk hhk3
American Coot  10
Killdeer  2
Wilson’s Snipe  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Short-eared Owl  1
Northern Flicker  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Black-billed Magpie  1
American Robin  2
European Starling  6
Song Sparrow  1
Western Meadowlark  3
Red-winged Blackbird  5
First Beaver of the year with some Wigeon
Beaver and Wigeon hk3

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