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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

resident adult continues

1

resident adult continues

1

very ragged plumage; resident continues

10
4
8
4

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

4

mostly imm males, actively singing

1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

female /imm; becoming scarce as their migration winds down

6
4
1
2
1

imm

2

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

female

1

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

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

silent except for excited interaction calls btw two chasing birds

X

several, inadvertently left off my day list

2
1

juvenile with fully rufous tail

15
10
X

several hear only as they flew over golf course

2
3
1

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
7
X

one or more calling at several locations

6
4

three adults and 1 juvenile

15

multiple adults at every stop

4
10
1

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
35

big flock moving over golf course fairways

3
4

all rwith ragged plumage

4
10

2 adult males; others females/imm

8
20
1
1

imm male with frosty edges on incomplete black throat

1

female

30
6
6
2

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
 

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

Yes