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Checklist S26406210

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:23 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
7 hour(s), 7 minute(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes
Comments:
COVERAGE: Five miles of non-repeated route including the Kern River corridor from above Pyle's Boys Camp Group Picnic Area downriver to the west end of Kern River Campground, all around Lake Ming, all around the picnic area on the bluff above Lake Ming, and all around Pyle's Boys Camp Group Picnic Area. TEMPERATURE: 29-52 degrees Fahrenheit.
Species
79 species total
3
2
16
17
66
1

was an adult female In the company of Common Goldeneyes on Kern River 100-150 meters/yards below west end of Lake Ming. All yellow bill (I could not see a black tip), head darker than Common Goldeneye females. Barrow's more chocolate colored, Commons more reddish brown, Barrow's head not rounded like Commons, rather Barrow's was more squarish looking (more flat on top, front, and back) which also made its head look much bigger than the accompanying Commons. Commons heads rounded down to bill, Barrow's forehead head came straight down to bill (no rounded shape). When the Barrow's swam next to a Common the differences in head color and shape showed even more dramatically. Light conditions were excellent as the sun was coming over my shoulder from behind then down toward the goldeneyes. Length of observation was 5 minutes or more before the birds flushed and flew up river.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
41

All at Lake Ming in the docking bay area, /one-by-one count. Present the first hour while counting that area.

22
27
6
19
2
4
6
3
16
1
653
2
1
1
1
24
86
4
28
15
1
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
2
6
4
1
4
1
4
21
3
1
1
10
3
16
4
9
1
10
4
2
5
1
19
4
8
48
4
5
32
14
3
4
7

were all males perched in lone tree at the southeast corner of Lake Ming.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 7
Female
Sex Unknown
40
9
7
7
53
94
16
4
5
13
3
5
15
1
16
1
 

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

Yes