Date: 2/13/20 1:24 pm From: Dave Hewitt <dhewitt37...> Subject: [KlamathBasinBirdNews] Link River Trail in town is good for a stroll right now
Visitors in town for the Winter Wings Festival that have some time between festival commitments would be well served by a stop at Putnam's Point and a stroll down the Link River Trail. The trail is in good shape and has some interesting birds around. Stellar looks at Barrow's Goldeneye, the festival bird, can always be had along the river.
Recent interesting birds: * A female/immature Red-breasted Merganser was present off Putnam's Point a while back, but has not been seen too recently. * A Peregrine Falcon was working the ducks on the river down near the southern end last week. * Both Clark's and Western Grebes have been present on the river at the southern end. * A Black Phoebe has been stationed about half way down the trail along the canal all winter, even through the big snowstorm a month ago. * California Towhee is now regular on the north half of the trail, calling often but seen less often.
Also, down at Veterans Park a Glaucous Gull was seen a week or so ago but has not been seen again since. A couple Glaucous-winged Gulls have also been around this winter.