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Checklist S11174434

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:07 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
38 minute(s)
Distance:
0.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes , David Goodward List
Comments:
Observers: Bob Barnes, Dave Goodward. Temperature: 72F-73F. Coverage Par 3 Golf Course along the edge of the 17th and 18th holes.
Species
12 species total
1

Now continuing for several weeks

2

Now continuing for several years

1

Now continuing for over a year

3
1

As Dave and I were walking back along the edge of the 3-par golf course's 17th and 18th holes next to the main lake at Central Park Dave proclaimed "YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO!" I turned to where he was looking and asked "Where?" Dave replied "Right on that bare branch." I couldn't see it right away so I told myself to look at the bare branches in the tree to see what did not look like part of the tree. A horizontal lump on one of the bare branches looked most likely. When I lifted my binoculars - Voila! - it was a beautiful ADULT YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Soon after a Mourning Dove flew in causing the cuckoo to fly away and out of sight. When I asked Dave how he knew it was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo he said he identified as he saw it fly in to perch. FIELD MARKS: I saw - long, slender bird perched/lying horizontally right along a bare branch, prominent curved yellow bill easily seen and clearly seen, bright snowy white underparts (throat, breast, belly) seen clearly, warm brown head and back observed clearly, eye-ring in brown head color noted, long tailed noted, reddish-brown/cinnamon brown primaries showed well, horizontal posture flush with bare branch it was sitting on supports this I.D., too, This bird did not vocalize during the period of our observation. This Yellow-billed Cuckoo was a California state bird for Dave making it even more special that he was the original finder - several seconds before I got on it.

1
1
2
1

adult male

4

all adult males

23
3

all bright adult males

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes