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Checklist S19091808

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
0.4 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wurster
Comments:
94 F, clear, calm midday. Limited coverage: abandoned hotel/lake edge; 6th tee pond.
Species
24 species (+1 other taxa) total
6
Mallard
1
Redhead

female in pond

6
Ruddy Duck

includes three near full size young with female

20
Eurasian Collared-Dove
3
Mourning Dove
1
Black-chinned Hummingbird

adult male

2
Anna's Hummingbird

heard only

3
Costa's Hummingbird

im male and two female/imm

1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

female/imm with cinnamon rust sides and on undertail, typical Selasphorus squeal calls

5
American Coot (Red-shielded)

includes one rsmall red-haired chick

1
Solitary Sandpiper

spooked from edge of pond; emphatic wheet wheet calls as it took flight - circled back , dark upperparts, white tail with dark barring, longish legs and straight narrow bill observed in takeoff and flight. An exceptionally early date but several earlier dates in July dates listed in ebird for Kern Co. as well as July 10,, 2014 date already this year for Riverside Co.

1
Red-shouldered Hawk

hatch year; again feeding on small prey items in lawn near a pond (as did Galileo bird) - possibly metamorphosing toads moving away from natal ponds.;

2
Black Phoebe
1
Western Kingbird
1
Warbling Vireo

an exceptionally erly early fall migrant - viewed at length in willows lining pond

4
Common Raven

pair with two begging fledglings

2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2
Tree Swallow
1
Barn Swallow
1
Verdin
2
Bullock's Oriole

adult male and imm male

2
Brewer's Blackbird

both males

20
Great-tailed Grackle

many more - largely ignored their calls

3
Western Tanager
1
Black-headed Grosbeak
 

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