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Checklist S25086458

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:13 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 42 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wurster
Comments:
89 - 82 F, clear, mostly calm but occasional gentle 1-2 mph breeze from south east.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.2 Build 27
Species
48 species (+3 other taxa) total
13
Mallard (Domestic type)
2
Ruddy Duck
6
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Eared Grebe
33
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
8
Eurasian Collared-Dove
7
Mourning Dove
2
Black-chinned Hummingbird

Imm male

2
hummingbird sp.
38
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1
Killdeer
1
Spotted Sandpiper
2
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
5
Turkey Vulture
2
Red-shouldered Hawk

Imm

1
Broad-winged Hawk

Small buteo with near immaculate white underwing coverts and broadly black bordered trailing edge of underwing; tail with alternating light and dark bands of about equal width; reddish-brown barring on sides but underparts otherwise largely pale making darker head stand out as 'hooded' as viewed in flight from below. Viewed in good light as in flapped I level flight approaching but well to side; quickly lost sight behind trees. Flight silhouette with more pointed wings and longer tail than RSHA (2 imm RSHAs present) - to me, an unfamiliar shape that immediately grabbed my attention. Very faint, fine darker bars crossing flight feathers. Would have liked more looks, but details rule out RSHA and Accipiters.

2
Great Horned Owl

Hooting back and forth

2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)

personal FOF

1
American Kestrel

Male

3
Willow Flycatcher
5
Black Phoebe
3
Say's Phoebe
4
Warbling Vireo
28
Common Raven
1
Barn Swallow
2
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

personal FOF

1
Northern Mockingbird
75
European Starling

about sixty assembling on utility wires in pre go-to-roost assembly

17
Cedar Waxwing
6
House Finch
1
Chipping Sparrow

Adult

8
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

Adult s and imms; personal FOF

1
Savannah Sparrow
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
38
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Brown-headed Cowbird
20
Brewer's Blackbird
75
Great-tailed Grackle
2
Orange-crowned Warbler
2
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens)
1
MacGillivray's Warbler

Imm male

5
Common Yellowthroat
4
Yellow Warbler
5
Wilson's Warbler
4
Western Tanager
1
Lazuli Bunting
2
House Sparrow
 

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Yes