Tinemaha Reservoir Report

From: Chris Howard
Email: choward@telis.org
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Date: 07/30/02
Time: 11:36 AM


I went down to the east side of Tinemaha yesterday afternoon and stayed until the Sierran shadow was well up onto the Whites. The water level is quite low right now (3859.5 ft elevation), good for shorebirds. Neat birds were 5 Snowy Plovers, 3 Semipalmated Plovers, 2 Solitary Sandpipers (one may have been a juv), 5 adult Black Terns still mostly in alternate plumage, 60 White-faced Ibis, 35 Black-crowned Night-herons, 5 Northern Shovelers (rare in summer), and two American Bitterns (could very well breed in the reeds at the delta). Good numbers of both Nighthawk species sallied over the reservoir at twilight.