Date: 1/7/18 5:53 pm From: Tom Lawler <tjlawler...> Subject: [COBOL] January Klamath Marsh Raptor Survey
The January Klamath Marsh Raptor Survey was done today, January 7. Tom Penpraze, Diane Burgess and Milt Vine helped out. A beautiful day in the Marsh with temps into the 40's. We saw a Sora at the Military Rd crossing of the Williamson River. A Great Horned Owl was sitting in a Willow in the Marsh. An interesting place to find one since there is quite a forest in the immediate area. A Great Gray once again illuded us. Two more tries for this bird this counting season.
Best bird of the day was not even countable. A Red-shouldered Hawk was sitting on a wire immediately past the county buildings south of La Pine. We all got decent looks. It has been a while since I have seen a RSHA.
46 birds total this month. 46 more than last year in January since the weather prevented us from doing the route!
Unident Buteo 6
Bald Eagle 6
Great Horned 1
If anyone is interested in this route this will be the last year I will be doing it. Some very beautiful country around Klamath Marsh and you never know if a Great Gray will decide to bless you with its presence!