Oxbow NSA Field Trip 9/24/2021
Leader: Jeff Bleam
Date: Friday, 9/24/2021
Field Trip Report: Fall was in the air and I had to put on a second layer, which was the first time since spring. Jays can always be found here at Oxbow NSA, which is along the Truckee River in Reno. We walked to the pond and heard the kikik, kikik call of the VIRGINIA RAIL and the call was a first for me. On the pond there were MALLARDS and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS. Along the trails we found only 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, BEWICK'S WRENS, many ROBINS, FLICKERS, and of course the STELLER'S and CA SCRUB JAYS. On the river we found COMMON MERGANSERS, an immature BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and we heard a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. It was a little late for migrants and a little early for our wintering birds so the species count was only 25.
ebird cklst - https://ebird.org/checklist/S95136115
Oxbow Album - https://flic.kr/s/aHskQyBuNV