Jameson Reservoir, 4 August
Steve Colwell and I surprised ourselves by making it all the way to
Jameson Reservoir by ebike starting at 4am; we were back at
Romero Saddle by 11:12am. Our objective was to listen for owls
at a couple of points enroute to Juncal Camp, and that met little success.
But at Jameson we spent more than an hour birding there.
Our Trip Report is here. In that report you can open any of our 4
checklists and see photos of the lake and surroundings. Some bird
photos too. Highlights were the 3 fledgling Western Grebes,
first reported on 2 August by Alan Prichard, and too-many-to-count-
accurately Pied-billed Grebe family groups. So, this year we have
Western Grebes breeding at the far ends of the Santa Ynez River
watershed, but no breeding at Cachuma. (Has anyone checked
Gibralter Reservoir?) No Eared Grebes.
San Marcos Pass