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Checklist S16331327

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:25 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
20 minutes sea watch from Rodeo Beach, the western end if the main lagoon and then the eastern end if the main lagoon and inner lagoon/lake. Wind SW, light, cloudy with mist/fog for up 200-300 yards, drizzle, 14C. 3 River Otters seens with the main lagoon.
Species
50 species total
1
Northern Shoveler

1st winter male at the western end of the main lagoon

2
Gadwall

Pair at the eastern end if main lagoon

64
American Wigeon

All oin the main lagoon

10
Mallard
5
Green-winged Teal (American)

At the eastern end if the main lagoon, but disappear thereafter.

9
Ring-necked Duck

Scattered around the main lagoon

1
Surf Scoter

1st winter male visited the western end of the main lagoon

20
Bufflehead

With only one adult male

20
Common Goldeneye

A flock of 17 (including one adult male and 2 1st winter males), and seperate flock of 3 females on the main lagoon.

8
Hooded Merganser

With just 1 adult male.

3
Ruddy Duck

Females on the main lagoon

33
California Quail

In three separate flocks.

3
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

1
Eared Grebe

Western end if the main lagoon

2
Anna's Hummingbird
900
American Coot (Red-shielded)

Including approx.

6
Killdeer
5
Wilson's Snipe
100
Common Murre

Seen flying over the ocean

1
Mew Gull (American)

1st winter on the main lagoon briefly

10
Western Gull
10
California Gull
7
Glaucous-winged Gull
1
Glaucous Gull

A pale 1st winter that arrive from the NW from the ocean, circled the western end of the main lagoon with a flock of gulls before leaving SW along the coastline. Strikingly white plumage versus 1st winter Glaucous-winged Gulls. Key characteristics included bright white primaries and pink base to the bill. Good record!

1
Red-throated Loon

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

3
Brandt's Cormorant

Flew S offshore

1
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron

Usual bird at the eastern end if the main lagoon

1
Red-shouldered Hawk

1st winter

2
Black Phoebe
1
California Scrub-Jay
4
Common Raven
1
Marsh Wren
4
Wrentit
7
Western Bluebird

Flock on wires near Shed T1111

3
American Robin
18
European Starling
2
House Finch
2
Purple Finch
4
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
34
White-crowned Sparrow
4
Golden-crowned Sparrow
5
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

Great views of this wintering Swamp Sp. feeding on the mud shoreline at the south eastern end of the main lagoon.

1
California Towhee
1
Spotted Towhee
3
Common Yellowthroat
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler

With Western Bluebirds

 

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