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Checklist S20287527

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:25 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
11
Duration:
4 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes
Comments:
OBSERVERS: Dana Adams (first hour), Bob Barnes, Jim Burrow, Al Caetano, Cindy Caetano, Barbara Castle, Susan Castle, David Chilton, Lynn James, Bill Moffat, plus one whose name I did not get written down in my notebook. COVERAGE: Walk around west end of Hart Park west of Mirror Drive 6:30am to 7:30am followed by a 7:30am-10:45am counterclockwise walk around the main lake from the parked cars alongside Mirror Drive. With zig-zagging during the walk included, the estimated total distance covered was 2 miles. SKY: 100% cloud cover at start made light conditions poor the first hour. TEMPERATURE: 56 degrees Fahrenheit at start then warming into the high 60s/low 70s by the end. WIND: 0 kph/mph to negligible.
Species
48 species (+7 other taxa) total
43
Canada Goose
2
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
86
Wood Duck
14
Mallard
30
Mallard (Domestic type)
38
duck sp.
1
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Mourning Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird

was a male.

150
American Coot (Red-shielded)
16
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
5
Snowy Egret
5
Black-crowned Night-Heron

included one in adult plumage and four in immature plumage perched in trees and/or shrubs on the island in the mail lake.

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl

was heard at the east end of Hart Park at 6:25am.

1
Belted Kingfisher

was a male.

1
Red-breasted Sapsucker
1
sapsucker sp.
11
Acorn Woodpecker
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
4
Northern Flicker
9
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
8
Rose-ringed Parakeet
6
Black Phoebe
7
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
1
Common Raven
30
swallow sp.

were either Tree Swallows or Violet-green Swallows with the ID leaning toward Violet-green. They were flying directly overhead making a determination based on a view of the sides of these birds or from the top not possible. Bill Moffat's photo may lead to species determination on a computer screen used for comparison with field guide and photo depictions of Tree Swallows vs Violet-green Swallows. Note: Both species are possible at Hart Park fall, winter, and spring. There are no records of Violet-green Swallow June 20th-September 18th for any year.

3
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
House Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Western Bluebird
1
Hermit Thrush
9
American Robin
10
Northern Mockingbird
206
European Starling
30
Cedar Waxwing
1
Phainopepla

was an adult male.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
10
House Finch
1
Dark-eyed Junco
10
White-crowned Sparrow
3
Song Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
6
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Brewer's Blackbird
25
blackbird sp.
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat

was a male.

18
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
10
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes