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Field Trip Report: Tally Lake Campout

By Jill and Mike Fanning

Tally Birders at rest - Photo Credit: Anne Lent

Tally Birders at rest – Photo Credit: Anne Lent

A sturdy and dedicated group of campers showed up for the Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11, birding time at Tally Lake Campground. The weather forecast was for rain and wind, but the weather turned out to be perfect with sun and clouds. There were about 20 people – 7 RV’s, 2 tents and day visitors.

Where did it go? - Photo Credit: Anne Lent

Where did it go? – Photo Credit: Anne Lent

It was the year of the warbling vireo – they were all around us. A sandpiper had built a nest right on the trail, with 4 tiny spotted eggs.  A merganser mom led a group of tiny chicks on the lake.

Our collection of expert birders identified 56 species. Click here to view a full list of species observed.

Birding Guide Josh Covill - Photo Credit: Anne Lent

Birding Guide Josh Covill – Photo Credit: Anne Lent

Many thanks to Denny Olson and Josh Covill for leading morning birding trips and contributing their extensive knowledge.

Jill and Mike Fanning, Tally Campout Hosts - Photo Credit: Gael Bissell

Jill and Mike Fanning, Tally Campout Hosts – Photo Credit: Gael Bissell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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