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Checklist S14819336

 
Location
Butterbredt Spring, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
6
Duration:
3 hour(s), 7 minute(s)
Distance:
0.472 mile(s)
Observers:
David Vander Pluym List , Lauren Harter
Species
25 species (+2 other taxa) total
2
California Quail
1
hummingbird sp.
2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
2
Western Wood-Pewee
2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
3
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)
2
Ash-throated Flycatcher
1
Western Kingbird

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2
Warbling Vireo
2
Bewick's Wren
15
Swainson's Thrush
1
Cedar Waxwing
10
House Finch
1
Pine Siskin
1
Lesser Goldfinch

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2
Bell's Sparrow
2
California Towhee
1
Bullock's Oriole
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
4
MacGillivray's Warbler

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2
Common Yellowthroat
10
Yellow Warbler
1
Palm Warbler

I was standing at the Overlook at 05:50 when three Western Tanagers flew in followed by a warbler, which landed on the outer edge of a cottonwood. I got on it immediately. It was perched horizontally, body facing away from me but it looked back so I was able to get a quick look at the face pattern. I saw the chestnut cap and dark eye-line setting off a pale supercilium. The light was still pretty dim at that point and my look at the face was brief, and I did not note the throat color. I got a longer look at the bird's tail end and clearly saw yellow undertail coverts and uppertail coverts/rump, creating the effect of a broad ring of yellow around the tail. The bird's shape overall was lanky. It only sat on the outer branches of the cottonwood for a few seconds, but during that time it bobbed its tail up and down several times in a distinct exaggerated motion. It flew deeper into the cottonwood and out of sight, and was not refound.

2
Townsend's Warbler
6
Wilson's Warbler
12
Western Tanager
3
Black-headed Grosbeak
 

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

Yes