Checklist S58005611

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Owner Susan Smith

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  • 2.3 mi
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Part of San Dieguito Lagoon monthly bird survey, Area #4, with Joni Ciarletta. Cloudy to partly sunny, 64-71 deg F, winds SW from 3 to 9 mph from SW, then shifting to West, then back to SW again. Tide very low and outgoing most of morning with many sand/mudlflats exposed.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 27
  2. Number observed: 8
  3. Number observed: 6
  4. Number observed: 7
  5. Number observed: 6
  6. Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

    Number observed: 3
  7. Number observed: 19

    Details: We saw at least 2 killdeer chicks (picture).

    Breeding Code: FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
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  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 16
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 8

    Details: 7 too distant to see plumage details, but one seen close appeared to be a returning adult bird in partial breeding plumage (see photo)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
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  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 21
  15. gull sp.

    Number observed: 5
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 3
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 6
  21. Number observed: 1

    Details: Adult in breeding plumage seen tooling westward down the lagoon slough between the Pacific Coast Highway Bridge and the Railroad Bridge. Occasionally making long dives.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
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  22. Number observed: 2
  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: 14
  25. Number observed: 5
  26. Number observed: 5
  27. Number observed: 11
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. Number observed: 2

    Details: We checked the DM Fairgrounds nest these birds were previously on last month, and it was empty, and soon discovered the definitive alternate bird (or close it it) standing on the railing of the San Dieguito Slough Railroad bridge further west. But an approaching Coaster Train (see pics) flushed it, at which time it was joined by the second YCNH (the one with more immature plumage) and they both flew east together a short distance, not toward their nest on the north shore of the slough on the fairgrounds, but to a row of pines along the south side of the slough, by the nature trail and Del Mar Public Works. It appears that these birds have abandoned their nesting effort this year, but we hope they will try again next year.

    Breeding Code: UN Used Nest (enter 0 if no birds seen) (Confirmed)
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  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 14
  34. Number observed: 2
  35. Number observed: 57
  36. Number observed: 2
  37. Number observed: 10
  38. Number observed: 7
  39. Number observed: 2
  40. Number observed: 6
  41. Number observed: 12
  42. Number observed: 37
  43. Number observed: 5
  44. Number observed: 5
  45. Number observed: 3
  46. Number observed: 14
  47. Number observed: 4
  48. Number observed: 1
  49. Number observed: 20
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