Checklist S60624087

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Owner logan kahle

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Winds roaring from the east early, dying to light e at 9 then light west by the end. Clear. Started at 35°F then warmed up to 50°. Started the first hour and a half with a seawatch, originally just north of the beachside parking then switched about a half hour in to an elevated vantage a of the creek w much better viewing. We then worked the grasslands patch at the mouth and the scrub on the north side of the gulch, the only two areas w sun. We then checked the lagoon which had a few birds. After this we spent the rest of the time working the riparian for passerine flocks with the hope of finding vagrants.

Overall migrant activity was quite low, with few migrants save kinglets and yellow-rumps in with the flocks. There was a solid flight of finches, thrushes, and warblers heading S along the ridgeline to the E. The seawatchimg waa interesting with incredibly no offshore ducks (as seen all day yesterday) and few pelagic birds. Birds were streaming in both directions early but after a half hour the vast majority of movement was northbound. Several passerines came in off the ocean, interesting considering poor numbers of migrants in the riparian.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 6

    Details: Started as 4 in the night, then joined by two singletons in the morning

  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: **cool!! Presumably pretty rare here. Female w gwte in creek. Very approachable

  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: Female w euwi. One ponders common teal 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  4. Number observed: 80

    Details: Offshore. Interestingly few

  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: Calling n of beach

  6. Number observed: 6

    Details: Offshore. All in pairs

  7. Number observed: 4

    Details: 2 pairs, one on the water one nbound

  8. Number observed: 160

    Details: Single raft offshore

  9. Number observed: 2

    Details: Seems odd coastally

  10. Number observed: 90

    Details: Several flocks

  11. Number observed: 3

    Details: Weirdly few

  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: In creek

  13. Number observed: 7

    Details: Flock of six south and singleton

  14. Number observed: 1

    Details: In creek

  15. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flushed around willows (!)

  16. Number observed: 1

    Details: In creek

  17. Number observed: 250

    Details: Weirdly few. Most north in strings

  18. Number observed: 12

    Details: Scattered. All singletons

  19. Number observed: 30

    Details: Most in frenzy w pelicans

  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: On beach and offshore. 2-c

  21. Number observed: 20

    Details: Interestingly few

  22. Number observed: 60

    Details: Most a ways offshore

  23. Number observed: 1

    Details: Right on time. Bathing in creek. First cycle. Small gull w checkered upperparts, pale primaries, thin small bill. Like smaller, thinner-billed cook inlet

  24. Number observed: 3

    Details: Offshore

  25. Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: 2

    Details: By beach

  26. gull sp.

    Number observed: 100

    Details: Most likely cals. Way off

  27. Number observed: 600

    Details: Northbound moment offshore. Conservative estimate. Most in groups of 10-20

  28. Number observed: 20

    Details: Most north

  29. Number observed: 1

    Details: AWH only. Sbound

  30. Number observed: 1

    Details: AWH only sbound

  31. Number observed: 80

    Details: Offshore. Singles or small groups

  32. Number observed: 3

    Details: North

  33. Number observed: 50

    Details: Most in frenzy

  34. Number observed: 2

    Details: One in creek one on beach

  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: In creek

  36. Number observed: 3

    Details: At mouth

  37. Number observed: 1

    Details: At dawn

  38. Number observed: 3

    Details: Sbound

  39. Number observed: 1

    Details: Over canyon. Resident?

  40. Number observed: 1

    Details: Moving up and down creek

  41. Number observed: 5

    Details: Scattered through riparian

  42. Number observed: 3

    Details: At edge of riparian

  43. Number observed: 2

    Details: Calling

  44. Number observed: 1

    Details: AWH only. By mouth

  45. Number observed: 6

    Details: Most at mouth

  46. Number observed: 1

    Details: Came in off the ocean

  47. Number observed: 4

    Details: Scattered through riparian

  48. Number observed: 2

    Details: Campground

  49. Number observed: 1

    Details: AWH only at mouth

  50. Number observed: 4

    Details: At mouth

  51. Number observed: 28

    Details: Most in flock by mouth

  52. Number observed: 6

    Details: Weirdly few. Two groups by mouth

  53. Number observed: 4

    Details: By mouth

  54. Number observed: 8

    Details: In riparian

  55. Number observed: 70

    Details: Conservative estimate. Very common in flocks, including one enormous group of 40 upstream from bridge

  56. Number observed: 4

    Details: Including 2 moving s

  57. Number observed: 1

    Details: In riparian. Weirdly few

  58. Number observed: 10

    Details: Many in riparian

  59. Number observed: 4

    Details: At mouth

  60. Number observed: 1

    Details: Moving s

  61. Number observed: 3

    Details: Weirdly few in riparian

  62. Number observed: 40

    Details: Almost all moving s

  63. Number observed: 5

    Details: Single group flying over mouth early heading s

  64. Number observed: 3

    Details: At beach

  65. Number observed: 1

    Details: Calling flyover. Loud raspy “chew!” heard well. Irruption year

  66. Number observed: 3

    Details: Calling

  67. Number observed: 80

    Details: Several flocks. Most moving S

  68. Number observed: 7

    Details: At mouth

  69. Number observed: 4

    Details: Flyovers

  70. Number observed: 16

    Details: Scattered

  71. Number observed: 3

    Details: Weirdly few. Scattered. Calling

  72. Number observed: 20

    Details: Most at mouth

  73. Number observed: 8

    Details: At mouth

  74. Number observed: 2

    Details: Coming in off the ocean

  75. Number observed: 8

    Details: Scattered through riparian

  76. Number observed: 1

    Details: Dusky brown and gray song sparrow, much larger and smudgier than local heermani (gave the impression naked eye of a fox sparrow). Expected taxa in low numbers

  77. Number observed: 1

    Details: At mouth

  78. Number observed: 3

    Details: At mouth

  79. Number observed: 2

    Details: At mouth

  80. Number observed: 6

    Details: Flyovers early

  81. Number observed: 4

    Details: Flyovers early. W rwbls

  82. Number observed: 2

    Details: In with flocks

  83. Number observed: 2

    Details: Widely separated in riparian

  84. Number observed: 1

    Details: Coming in off the ocean

  85. Number observed: 30

    Details: In riparian

  86. Number observed: 50

    Details: Most moving s early. Undercount

  87. Number observed: 3

    Details: Two together and a singleton. Western side of riparian

  88. Number observed: 2

    Details: Amazingly few in riparian