|The whole slough is rimmed by a heavy reed bed.|
As you look across the slough there are 100's of birds. There is a wide variety of species. Since the distance is great and the reeds are thick there is a challenge to see some of the birds you hear. A good scope is really needed as further out I can not see the colors. I know that there are three species of grebes out there but I cannot identify which is which. I was lucky to find a beautiful Amereican Avocet right by the parking lot when we arrived.
|There are a few trees in some areas.|
So I picked up 17 species and hundreds of individual birds. It was a very pleasant two hours sitting on a viewing stand.
|My friend Mike who called out the names of the species for me to record.|