Tranquille,Kamloops Airport Rivers Trail, and Lac du Bois birding March 16, 2020

Isaac, Mary, and I set out early to bird Tranquille well.  The main marsh there had contained a good number of ducks and we were going to check for new migrants in the area.  Upon arrival, we found the marsh frozen over again!  It had melted completely last week, but with the recent cold weather, there was no open water….  We looked around the area briefly before checking out other places below.  One highlight/lowlight of the day was finding a dead Northern Saw-whet Owl along Lac du Bois Road.
Saw-whet Owl 3
Tranquille, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Mar 16, 2020 7:15 AM – 7:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 kilometer(s)
14 species
Canada Goose  50
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Northern Flicker  2
Black-billed Magpie  2
American Crow  5
European Starling  40
American Robin  2
American Tree Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  12
Song Sparrow  3
Kamloops Airport river trail, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Mar 16, 2020 7:55 AM – 8:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
14 species
Canada Goose  30
Mallard  3
Barrow’s Goldeneye  2
Common Merganser  6
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Ring-billed Gull  30
California Gull  10
Herring Gull  10
Iceland Gull (Thayer’s)  1
Thayer's Gull
Bald Eagle  2
European Starling  5
House Finch  1
Western Meadowlark  2
Brewer’s Blackbird  3
Lac du Bois Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Mar 16, 2020 8:30 AM – 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
17.0 kilometer(s)
16 species
Chukar  1
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Ruffed Grouse  1
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Saw-whet Owl  0    Dead on road (obviously hit by car) near Batchelor Lake.
Saw-whet Owl 3
Northern Shrike  2
Black-billed Magpie  3
Common Raven  5
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Mountain Chickadee  17
Red-breasted Nuthatch  12
Brown Creeper  1
Mountain Bluebird  1
American Robin  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  5
Western Meadowlark  2
Red-winged Blackbird  7

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