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Checklist S15159403

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wurster
Comments:
with Liga Auzins. 85 - 89 F. Hot, clear, mostly calm with occasional light breeze. Coverage: abandoned hotel/piney knoll area, 8th tee pond, 14th tee pond area (includes 3rd tee pond), and eastern lakeside half of par 3 golf course. Surprisingly active for mid day (except for abandoned hoel hotel area which was very quiet).
Species
52 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose

resident adult continues

1
Ross's Goose

resident adult continues

1
Cackling Goose

very ragged plumage; resident continues

10
Mallard
4
Ruddy Duck
8
Mourning Dove
4
Black-chinned Hummingbird

soft tchew notes given in interaction btw two female/imms at two locations

4
Anna's Hummingbird

mostly imm males, actively singing

1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

female /imm; becoming scarce as their migration winds down

6
American Coot (Red-shielded)
4
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Great Blue Heron
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron
1
Red-shouldered Hawk

imm

2
Belted Kingfisher

up to four; a kingfisher at every stop, presumably some are repeat sightings as these birds readily move between sites. one adult female and one juvenile (rusty sides but lacking rusty chest band). Clearly a big push of BEKI this weekend as we observed them here and at Galileo, and read reports of BEKI at several oasls sites in the eastern Mojave in San Bernardino County as well.

1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

female

1
Olive-sided Flycatcher

bright yellow gape suggests immature (inward from base of exposed mandible) suggest HY . Our personnal FOF;

6
Western Wood-Pewee
20
Willow Flycatcher
4
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)

silent except for excited interaction calls btw two chasing birds

X
Black Phoebe

several, inadvertently left off my day list

2
Say's Phoebe
1
Ash-throated Flycatcher

juvenile with fully rufous tail

15
Warbling Vireo
10
Common Raven
X
Horned Lark

several hear only as they flew over golf course

2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3
Tree Swallow
1
White-breasted Nuthatch

in trees lining 3 and 14th tee ponds - likely a continuing bird from TEW's 8/31 visit; gave a rapidly tripled note on three occasions - suggestive of interior race, tenuissima, but prefer to study calls of both groups before making a subspecies assignment.

3
House Wren
7
Marsh Wren
X
Cedar Waxwing

one or more calling at several locations

6
House Finch
4
Chipping Sparrow

three adults and 1 juvenile

15
Lark Sparrow

multiple adults at every stop

4
Savannah Sparrow
10
Yellow-headed Blackbird
1
Bobolink

bright yellowish body color unique to Bobolinks, overlaid with dark lateral stripes on crown; dark post ocular line on plain yellowish face; struggles to see (occasional glimpse) of lilac loral spot; "pinkish" bill dark flank streaking; abundant streaking on back with two lines (reins) with conspicuous paler edges (near white); feeding greedily on heavy seed heads of tall vegetation lining 3rd tee pond. observed for about twenty minutes from distances of 30-75 feet. Single call, a soft bink, as it took flight in a short hop to another weed patch on the other side of the pond.

8
Red-winged Blackbird
35
Brown-headed Cowbird

big flock moving over golf course fairways

3
Brewer's Blackbird
4
Great-tailed Grackle

all rwith ragged plumage

4
Orange-crowned Warbler
10
MacGillivray's Warbler

2 adult males; others females/imm

8
Common Yellowthroat
20
Yellow Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Black-throated Gray Warbler

imm male with frosty edges on incomplete black throat

1
Townsend's Warbler

female

30
Wilson's Warbler
6
Western Tanager
6
Black-headed Grosbeak
2
Blue Grosbeak

both hatch year; rich buffy body with conspicuous brighter buff wing bars; both in weedy margin on east side of golf course between 2nd fairway and 3rd tee.

5
Lazuli Bunting
 

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

Yes