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Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wurster
Comments:
70 - 90 F. Clear; calm throughout the morning except near 8am when light SW breeze developed for 3/4 hour. Thorough coverage of Terra del Sol golf course ponds; the Par 3 course, lake shore margins and abandoned hotel/piney knoll areas. A very birdy day. High counts for many species.
Species
71 species (+4 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose

resident adult continues

1
Ross's Goose

resident adult continues

1
Snow x Ross's Goose (hybrid)

resident adult continues (previously recorded as the larger of two resident adult Ross's Geese)

1
Cackling Goose

resident bird continues

2
Cinnamon Teal
104
Mallard
6
Northern Pintail
4
Green-winged Teal
6
Redhead
14
Ruddy Duck
5
Pied-billed Grebe
30
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
6
Eurasian Collared-Dove
10
Mourning Dove
3
Lesser Nighthawk

all at sunrise over the 14th tee area

4
Black-chinned Hummingbird
11
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Costa's Hummingbird

young male with nearly full gorget

20
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

female/imms - presumably all Rufous

24
hummingbird sp.
1
Sora

HY; walking pond edge in 14th tee ponds area

31
American Coot (Red-shielded)
3
Killdeer
1
Least Sandpiper

in juvenile plumage

2
Western Sandpiper

both in juvenile plumage

7
Spotted Sandpiper

all juvs

2
Solitary Sandpiper

both juveniles; both in pond in 14th tee area; one noticeably larger than the other - size difference presumably sex related; barred tail and voice noted on both

3
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

HY

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey

fishing over main lake

2
Cooper's Hawk

adult and HY separately; HY perched near pair of GHOW and kecked repeatedly over 10 minute period

X
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans)

up to 3; all HY. 1st sighting sunrise in 14th tee area; 2nd at 7:45 ner 8th tee; 3rd on eat half of par 3 course at 9:30. Likely a single bird moving around.

2
Great Horned Owl

roosting side by side in pine; apparently adults

1
Olive-sided Flycatcher
14
Willow Flycatcher
3
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

one was calling with upslured di-syllabic call note

17
Black Phoebe
3
Western Kingbird
5
Warbling Vireo
28
Common Raven
5
Horned Lark
6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4
Tree Swallow
1
Bank Swallow
2
Cliff Swallow
16
swallow sp.
1
Verdin

calling near golf course pro shop

3
House Wren
11
Marsh Wren
88
European Starling
3
House Finch
1
Chipping Sparrow

age post juvenile plumage HY

4
Brewer's Sparrow
5
Lark Sparrow

all adults

3
Savannah Sparrow

interior subspecies

9
Song Sparrow
12
Yellow-headed Blackbird
1
Bullock's Oriole

heard only; chatter calls

24
Red-winged Blackbird
26
Brown-headed Cowbird
2
Brewer's Blackbird
13
Great-tailed Grackle
2
Orange-crowned Warbler

both lutescens

2
MacGillivray's Warbler
1
Kentucky Warbler

flushed into open at end of shrub row lining edge of lake at 17 tee on par 3 golf course. Observed for 30 seconds while perched in profile view: bright olive greenish upperparts and bright yellow underparts; crown mottled blackish; prominent yellow spectacles; blackish upside-down "anvil-shaped" mark extends from lower edge of eyering and along edge of throat downward to collar; mark is solidly black color along frontal edge of mark but breaks up to mottles grayish black on trailing edge and immediately below eye ring. It quickly dropped down into juniper thicket below. It called 6 or more times over next 5 minutes. Each call note a distinctly rich and full bodied, with a remotely yellow warbler-like quality. I am familiar with this note and would have immediately suspected KEWA if I heard this note before seeing the bird. My vocal description is a personal take not easily put into words. I later confirmed my vocal impression by comparing KEWA call note recording on the xeno-cantu web site with my recollection of the note as heard in the field. They match. This is a very early but not unprecedented date for the state, and is likely the earliest fall date for Kern Co.

8
Common Yellowthroat
40
Yellow Warbler
1
Hermit Warbler

female/imm male

7
Wilson's Warbler
3
Western Tanager
9
Black-headed Grosbeak
12
Lazuli Bunting
4
House Sparrow

conspicuous by their near absense

 

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