Whitewater Draw

Whitewater Draw is not only about cranes.

The very first bird is a Great Horned Owl (Amerikaanse Oehoe), roosting in the covered lunch area. The Dutch bird picture site birdpix has a picture of this same bird in the same location from last year!

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

There are many ducks in the area. Nothern Pintails, Shovelers and Cinnamon Teal. For me, the Cinnamon Teal (Kaneeltaling) was the most special bird, so I took his picture.

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal

The white-crowned sparrow (Witkruingors) is a common bird in all of the US. On the lake shore at Whitewater Draw there were very many.

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

There were many flycatchers too. This is a female Vermilion Flycatcher (Rode tiran), not as colorful as the red male, but still a beautiful bird.

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher

The Common Yellowtroat (Gewone maskerzanger) looks tropical, but actually breeds in all Canada and the US. The birds winter in Central America and the southern states of the US.

Common Yellowtroat

Common Yellowtroat

As a leave the preserve, a group of Western Meadowlarks (Geelkaakweidespreeuw) is sitting on the fence. Unfortunately they did not wait for me to get my camera ready, so this picture is from very far and not very good. Still, it is another new species for me.

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

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