Checklist S44164322

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Owner Don Roberson

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  • 0.2 mi
Checklist Comments

sunny, warm, calm; traffic a bit noisy; we did the willow riparian on Iris Cyn Rd nearest to Lagunita Mirada

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 11
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 3
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 4
  15. Number observed: 4
  16. Number observed: 3
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 5
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 3
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 6
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. Number observed: 3
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1

    Details: a very bedraggled and possibly ill individual found earlier this a.m. by Carole & Larry Rose. DR got one quick view but it flew while he tried to photo, giving a soft call note heard by both of us (which lacked the usual sharp punchiness of a healthy YEWA). This bird had lost its tail and was regrowing it; tail presently about half-length but giving the bird a 'stub-tailed' look in the field. Otherwise the size of 'Dendroica' warbler, pale to bright yellow below but feathers much disarranged on throat/breast, and face seriously mired with blackish-looking-tar, presumably from feeding in eucs somewhere nearby. Very dingy olivey above, no wingbars, dull grayish to back of face/crown, prominent pale eyering (but not contrasty). See Carole Rose's photos for further info of the beat-up plumage, and her photos show yellow tail spots on underside of growing rectrices, and also yellow edges to secondaries.
    Clearly this individual is in no condition to be a migrant, but presumably wintered nearby and lost its tail, which is regrowing. Maybe it is so badly damaged by eucalypt tar that it is sick? Obviously not "first" of spring migration. MTY's early date for a migrant seems to be 3 April.

  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 6
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  35. Number observed: 2
  36. Number observed: 4
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