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Stop 10 – Bodie State Park – Reflections of the Natural World


LAST CALL FOR THE ROSY-FINCH RENDEZVOUS ADVENTURE

By Jim Gain
Rosy-Finch Rendezvous Birding Adventure Series

6/15/2022

This would be the last stop of our three-day adventure to the Eastern Sierra Nevada and would prove to have the fewest bird species. However, our main purpose to Bodie was to take photographs of the old ghost town and if really lucky, maybe a more cooperative Greater Sage-Grouse.

A short distance from the entrance kiosk, we had 5 Sage Thrashers right along the road.

Sage Thrasher

At the kiosk, the attendant informed us that the Sage-Grouse would be more likely to come down into town a little later in the summer. So, while we dipped on the Sage-Grouse, we did see lots of swallows and some Mountain Bluebirds.

Violet-Green Swallow
Violet-Green Swallow
Cliff Swallow

I took many photos of the historic buildings and vehicles and I made a photo gallery of just those images. The link to those photos is at the very bottom of the post.

P.S. TWO ADDITIONAL SPECIES ADDED ON OUR RETURN

As we drove through the outskirts of Bridgeport heading home, we noticed several Yellow-headed Blackbirds on the fence and a little late, 2 Black-billed Magpies. This brought our total Rosy-Finch Rendezvous total species count to 75.

Rosy-Finch Rendezvous eBird Trip Report

P.P.S. Link to my Bodie Ghost Town Photo Album

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