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Checklist S20954572

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:55 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 31 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes
Comments:
Coverage: Kern River just above group picnic area, group picnic area, Lake Ming, Kern River Campground, Kern River downriver to just west of C.A.L.M. Temperature: 49-55 degrees Fahrentheit. Weather: Very light rain most of the day.
Species
74 species (+3 other taxa) total
2
5
5
141
10
10
29
18
24
5
4
5
2
3
1
21
12
1
2
238
2
2
1
1
Larus sp.
1

continued. Photographed on prior days by Elias Elias and Ken Kyle. Seen this day (12/17/14) by Bob Barnes in the morning, then Priscilla Summers and Steve Summers in the afternoon. Observed in direct comparison with a Common Loon including close passes which confirmed differences in bill color & size, overall size, and separation of white from dark on neck. Relative to the Common Loon, the Pacific Loon had a distinctly smaller, darker bill and a clean separation of white from dark along the sides of the neck. It was smaller in overall size which was most evident when they swam close by each other several times during the observation period of several minutes. The bill was held straight (vs. the upturned look in the even less expected Red-necked Grebe). Sometimes I thought I saw an indication of a dark chin strap while other times I could not be sure.

1
173

(162 resulted from a single count of individuals at the cement lined ponds below C.A.L.M.)

3
6
1
1
1
7
4
7
4
1
4
2
6
23
1
18
17
1
8
55
2
9
9
3
34
5
12
40
9
10
17
1
9
213
1
1
5
1
16
136
27
22
14
9
9
1
1
50
blackbird sp.
4
30
 

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