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Checklist S24900907

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Alexia S.(wkingfisher)
Comments:
Birding included the waterfall hill. Had to leave for 20 minutes to make a pick up and came back. Time gone is reflected in duration time. Sunny, calm, 73F at 9:50.
Species
37 species (+2 other taxa) total
19
Mallard
8
Pied-billed Grebe

Four were north of the pavilion and another four were just south of it.

4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
5
Mourning Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird

heard

1
Costa's Hummingbird

Heard making a partial flight display.

5
hummingbird sp.
9
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1
Killdeer
3
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
5
Turkey Vulture

Roosting in evergreen tree just past playground.

1
Red-shouldered Hawk

Scared it out of a tree close to the abandoned hotel. Could clearly see the crescents on the tops of wing.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Great Horned Owl

Heard it hooting softly but could not find it before it stopped.

1
Belted Kingfisher

Heard several times.

3
Western Wood-Pewee
3
Willow Flycatcher
1
Dusky Flycatcher

Rather grey, had back to me and could not make out if there was an eye ring or not. At first thought it was a Willow because of the "whit" call. Calls were close together and seemed a bit off. Thought of what else might be passing through. Played the call for a Hammond's. No! Then tried DUSKY. Yes! I played the call by my ear and it called at the same time. A match. Tried to walk to a better vantage point but just then children came to the playground and it flew out of sight into the Par 3.

1
Black Phoebe
1
Warbling Vireo

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3
Common Raven
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

seen and heard

1
House Wren

this is the only photo I was able to snap. Certainly not a good one.Untitled

3
Marsh Wren

One seen in evergreen that stands over cattails on east side of waterfall hill (photo), one heard in cattails by old hotel, another heard in cattails on north end of lake by golf course parking lot.
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1
American Robin

clearly heard.

1
Northern Mockingbird

Seen as driving into park.

25
European Starling

Flock feeding in view on Par 3. Saw several few in and out from flock to nearby trees.

2
House Finch

Seen when driving into park.

18
Lark Sparrow

Seen throughout park.Untitled

1
Red-winged Blackbird

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Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Tricolored Blackbird

These two males were preening and the red showed every now and then. Once they were done they joined a starling flock on the Par 3. They made no sounds. The photos were taken at a distance so as not to disturb the birds and then cropped way down. Not great quality.

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5
Great-tailed Grackle
1
blackbird sp.

Is this one also a Red-winged female? She seemed so much darker than the other I saw. Both photos of same bird.
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3
Common Yellowthroat

One heard in cattails below waterfall hill, two more heard in cattails in north pond.

2
Yellow Warbler

Untitled

20
Wilson's Warbler
12
Western Tanager

No males.
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2
Black-headed Grosbeak
 

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

Yes