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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
2
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
86
14
30
Mallard (Domestic type)
38
duck sp.
1
2
1
1

was a male.

150
16
2
2
5
5

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

1
1
1
1

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

1

was a male.

1
1
sapsucker sp.
11
1
4
9
8
6
7
1
1
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
1
1
2
1
9
10
206
30
1

was an adult male.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
10
1
10
3
2
6
10
25
blackbird sp.
1
1

was a male.

18
10
 

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

Yes