Checklist S56666001

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Owner Ted Floyd

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Cloudy and cool; humid; temp didn't get out of the 40s; occasional light rain. Walked the Hecla-Waneka loop, plus several visits up to the observation tower, and then Thomas Open Space. Water still coming into Greenlee; Hecla getting a new flush; and Waneka still high. Everything is lush and green and wet and muddy.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 10
  2. Number observed: X
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 10
  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: Photo forthcoming; stand by. EDIT: photo now in place.

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  6. Number observed: 2
  7. Number observed: 10
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Streptopelia sp.

    Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 5
  11. Number observed: 7

    Details: Including a male doing some serious dive-bombing.

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  12. hummingbird sp.

    Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 3
  14. Number observed: 17

    Details: 2 at Hecla + at least 15 at Waneka. At one point, 15 flushed from the cottonwood-lined shore near the playground; one was actually IN THE WOODS by the playground!

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  15. Number observed: 5
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 2
  19. Number observed: 4
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 3
  23. Number observed: 3
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 2
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  27. Number observed: 1

    Details: Waneka, west side clearing.

  28. Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)

    Number observed: 3

    Details: See pix below. All were mostly in the shrubs along the trail up to Baseline, east side of Greenlee. But they would occasionally go out on the fence for photos. All were rather slow-moving and desultory, a contrast with the fairly hyper Duskies and very hyper Grays.

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  29. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two in relatively close proximity to one another, west side of Waneka; continuing birds? Both were low-foraging and active tail-dippers, with the characteristic long tails, relatively short bills, long/thin bills, and low-contrast, gray plumage.

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  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Empidonax sp.

    Number observed: 5
  32. Number observed: 5
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 2
  35. Number observed: 6
  36. Number observed: 15
  37. Number observed: 4

    Details: As usual, outsize in their vocalizations compared to the other swallows. Field guide authors might note that, in mixed-species swallow flocks, the lone Bank Swallow is often first noticed by being particularly noisy.

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  38. Number observed: 20
  39. Number observed: 10
  40. Number observed: 2
  41. Number observed: 3
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  42. Number observed: 4
  43. Number observed: 1
  44. Number observed: 1
  45. Number observed: 2

    Details: 1 in the Russian olives near Hecla; another at a residence, Waneka west side. Both seemed to be the expected Eastern subspecies, plain warm brown above, with plain warm faces, and essentially spotless pale gray-brown throats.

  46. Number observed: 20

    Details: Nice presence. Most were silent, but a few were giving flight calls and "chip notes." I heard song in a couple of places.

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  47. Number observed: X

    Details: I assume they were all this taxon. Certainly, I saw none that appeared to be otherwise.

  48. Number observed: 10
  49. Number observed: 20
  50. Number observed: 8
  51. Number observed: 4
  52. Number observed: 5

    Details: mostly on the fence posts, east side of Greenlee (border of Thomas).

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  53. Number observed: 25

    Details: 1x1 count. This happens in weather such as what we've been having: http://blog.aba.org/2018/05/happening-now-upslope-sparrows.html

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  54. Number observed: 2

    Details: Greenlee east / Thomas west -- incl. a half-hearted songster.

  55. Number observed: 3
  56. Number observed: 1
  57. Number observed: 2
  58. Number observed: 3
  59. Number observed: 2
  60. Number observed: 1
  61. Number observed: 1
  62. Number observed: 30
  63. Number observed: 3
  64. Number observed: 20
  65. Number observed: 1

    Details: In the dense tangles, west shore of Waneka Lake. See/hear audio below.

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  66. Number observed: 2
  67. Number observed: 5
  68. Number observed: 2
  69. Number observed: 3

    Details: Two spanking males, one pretty well marked and clean female (probably an older female), all in the big Yellow-rump flock by the boathouse.

  70. Number observed: 10
  71. Number observed: 5
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