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Location
Butterbredt Spring, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 04, 2014 6:06 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
5 hour(s), 12 minute(s)
Distance:
0.4 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wurster
Comments:
With Liga Auzins. Later joined in part w/Scott and Linda Terrell and Tim Ludwick. Near 50 F at sunrise, nearly calm, just enough breeze to ruffle leaves in tree of heaven grove, clear. In first 30 minutes, dawn migrant parade totaled 250+ flybys - dominated by WETA< BHGRSubmitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.1
Species
55 species (+4 other taxa) total
1
Mountain Quail

Only two quee-ark calls by one bird

3
California Quail

Calls only

40
Mourning Dove
3
Costa's Hummingbird
1
Green Heron

Solid chestnut chested adult seen twice in flight around oasis

1
Acorn Woodpecker

Male heard and seen

3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1
Olive-sided Flycatcher
6
Western Wood-Pewee
8
Hammond's Flycatcher

Only one pipping

1
Gray Flycatcher
2
Dusky Flycatcher

Only two non-gray whitting Empids. One studied

15
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Calls and location notes from all directions

15
Empidonax sp.

Probably more - most only briefly seen and silent

1
Ash-throated Flycatcher
6
Western Kingbird
5
Cassin's Vireo
20
Warbling Vireo

Many more in flight parade

3
Common Raven
2
House Wren
7
Bewick's Wren

Two family groups

1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
25
Swainson's Thrush

Very abundant

1
Cedar Waxwing
1
Phainopepla

Female

90
House Finch

Many fledglings begging

8
Lesser Goldfinch
20
Lawrence's Goldfinch

Fewer than on recent visits

3
Chipping Sparrow
1
Lark Sparrow
4
Fox Sparrow
2
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
2
Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed)
3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
4
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
4
Golden-crowned Sparrow
2
Bell's Sparrow (canescens)

Singing- song with jerky rhythm btw phrases

1
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
California Towhee
1
Green-tailed Towhee
3
Yellow-breasted Chat

Probably undercounted - at least 5 additional encounters

10
Bullock's Oriole
1
Scott's Oriole

Heard only - in mid and late AM, singing both times from tree tops at spring

4
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Brewer's Blackbird
15
Orange-crowned Warbler

Many more likely in migrant parade. Several orestera-like

10
MacGillivray's Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
8
Yellow Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
3
Townsend's Warbler
1
Hermit Warbler

Male briefly stopped in tree of heaven during morning parade

50
Wilson's Warbler

Likely triple this count in morning parade

40
Western Tanager

Probably triple this count in flyby migrant parade

40
Black-headed Grosbeak

Probably triple this number in migrant parade

10
Lazuli Bunting
1
House Sparrow

Female heard and seen

 

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