Our first Black-necked Stilt was a proud parent of at least two fledglings.
|Black-necked Stilt Fledgling|
|Lower Klamath Basin|
Lower Klamath Basin lived up to its fine reputation - we saw lots and lots of birds along the route - and a few mosquitos.
The kiosk was being put to good use.
|American White Pelicans|
Much prettier "live" than in photos.
|Canada Geese families|
We enjoyed walking the short trail around Discovery Marsh... a Yellow-bellied Marmot was our first sighting. We got some nice close-up views of shorebirds...
... and marsh birds.
Back in the car, we resumed the auto tour - but by then, it was mid-afternoon and we had both pretty much exhausted our energy. We saw quite a few waterfowl, although the masses of wintering ducks and geese were long gone. I hadn't realized until just now that I didn't take any photos at the lake itself. So, that's going to have to be another trip - perhaps earlier in the season!