Oso Reservoir – White-tailed Kite and others November 18, 2014

A visit to the reservoir at approximately 2:30 pm today was intriguing.  The reservoir had an abundance of waterfowl.  Numerous American Wigeons, American Coots, Mallards, Northern Shovelers, Spotted Sandpipers and a variety of others filled the water pool.  An appearance by a White-tailed Kite, approximately 20 American Pipits, Rock Wren and a host of Turkey Vultures made for an interesting afternoon.

The closing sunset turned from golden yellow to a pinkish blue moments before disappearing below the horizon.  Photos of today’s journey are below along with an eBird list.

Opening Sunset at Oso Reservoir on November 18, 2014
Opening Sunset at Oso Reservoir on November 18, 2014
Final Sunset at Oso Reservoir on November 18, 2014
Final Sunset at Oso Reservoir on November 18, 2014
This White-tailed Kite flew, hovered and landed numerous times over the course of an hour about 100 yards from the shoreline.
This White-tailed Kite flew, kited and landed numerous times over the course of an hour about 100 yards from the shoreline.

 

As I stood on a mound observing 2 Killdeer above the reservoir, this Rock Wren appears out of nowhere and begins to draw my attention to its presence.  It began making circles as I stood still.  I verbally began to make a soft whistle like call in which the Wren seemed to enjoy.  This Rock Wren ultimately got within a foot of where I was standing and continuously observed my stature for several minutes.  I personally found this most endearing.
As I stood on a mound observing 2 Killdeer above the reservoir, this Rock Wren appears out of nowhere and begins to draw my attention to its presence. It began making circles as I stood still. I verbally began to make a soft whistle like call in which the Wren seemed to enjoy. This Rock Wren ultimately got within a foot of where I was standing and continuously observed my stature for several minutes. I personally found this most endearing.
One of seven Turkey Vultures on the wooden posts a Oso Reservoir.
One of seven Turkey Vultures on the wooden posts a Oso Reservoir.
One of 2 Lincoln's Sparrows on a cut down tree.
One of 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows on a cut down tree.

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