Lac du Bois Road Birding and Wildlife May 28, 2020

A few hours of great birding with Isaac this morning.  Other wildlife photos are following the birds.  Camera was clicking.  Least Flycatcher is locally scarce and do not breed in that area every year.  We encountered two calling loudly from the same area and then a single a little ways more up the road.  It’s such a treat to be out in nature at this time of year.  Life is everywhere and the wild flowers in Lac du Bois are just beginning.  A couple of times this morning we commented that a person could spend the entire day just sitting in one place beside an Aspen stand and have a great day birding/wildlife watching.
Least Flycatcher gfj2a (5)g
Lac du Bois Road, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
May 28, 2020 8:36 AM – 11:54 AM
Protocol: Traveling
18.0 kilometer(s)
73 species
Canada Goose  11
Blue-winged Teal  1Teal 1
Cinnamon Teal  5
Northern Shoveler  1
Gadwall  3
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  2
Green-winged Teal  2
Ring-necked Duck  18
Lesser Scaup  30Lesser Scaup 87fg3g
Bufflehead  11
Barrow’s Goldeneye  5
Ruddy Duck  16
Chukar  1Chukar 3c (2)g
Pied-billed Grebe  1Pied-billed Grebe gjhg3
Red-necked Grebe  1Red-necked Grebe 78hkg3
Calliope Hummingbird  3
American Coot  8
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Common Loon  1    Nest on McQueenCommon Loon 67gj3
Turkey Vulture  3
Northern Harrier  2Northern Harrier hgkjhg2
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Swainson’s Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  5
Red-naped Sapsucker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Western Wood-Pewee  6
Willow Flycatcher  1
Least Flycatcher  3Least Flycatcher gfj2a (5)gLeast Flycatcher gfj2a (1)g
Hammond’s Flycatcher  2
Dusky Flycatcher  5
Cassin’s Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  5
Common Raven  31
Mountain Chickadee  2
Tree Swallow  15Tree Swallow 90k2g
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2
Pacific Wren  1
Marsh Wren  8
European Starling  3
Mountain Bluebird  1Mountain Bluebird 87k3
American Robin  8
House Sparrow  3
Evening Grosbeak  1
House Finch  3
Pine Siskin  2
American Goldfinch  2
Chipping Sparrow  16Chipping Sparrow ghkghkj2a
Clay-colored Sparrow  21Clay-coloured Sparrow ghh2
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Vesper Sparrow  29
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  5
Lincoln’s Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  1
Western Meadowlark  14
Red-winged Blackbird  13
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Brewer’s Blackbird  13Brewer's Blackbird 78kjkja
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
MacGillivray’s Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  4Common Yellowthroat 76fhgj2
Yellow Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)  4
Wilson’s Warbler  1
Western Tanager  1
Lazuli Bunting  1
Other wildlife encountered this morning:
Coyote – 1

Columbian Ground Squirrel – 8Columbian Ground Squirrel ghjgh2 (4)gColumbian Ground Squirrel ghjgh2 (3)gColumbian Ground Squirrel 5nd (1)gYellow-bellied Marmot – 4Yellow-bellied Marmot gjhkj4

Yellow-pine Chipmunk – 1Yellow-pine Chipmunk gfgf3
Muskrat – 3
Muskrat 870hk3g
Western Painted Turtle – 9
Western Painted Turtle 6ghj3
Unidentified Butterfly:
BUtterfly s2

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