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Checklist S27038452

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
15.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Gordon Black
Comments:
Very foggy with poor visibility until about 9:30, then clearing and warming. Walking distance was 1.75 miles the rest was from vehicle.
Species
58 species (+3 other taxa) total
22
Canada Goose

In two flyover flocks. One of 16 right over Lake Ming and the other of 6 just south of Lake Ming

40
Wood Duck

Most at Hart Park lake the rest on the river

28
Mallard
6
Ring-necked Duck
1
Lesser Scaup

Good views from about 50 yards. Did not fly. ID mainly from shape of head.

3
Bufflehead

On the river by the group BBQ

6
Common Goldeneye

Four on the river upstream from Lake Ming, 2 on the river at Hart Park

3
Hooded Merganser

On the river

12
Common Merganser

10 on Lake Ming, 2 on the river

5
Ruddy Duck
6
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)
4
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Eared Grebe

On Lake Ming

5
Western/Clark's Grebe

I did Lake Ming while the fog was bad. I could not see these grebes good enough for proper ID

9
Eurasian Collared-Dove
23
Mourning Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird
218
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1
gull sp.

Flyover at Lake Ming

15
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
5
Great Egret
4
Snowy Egret
6
Black-crowned Night-Heron

3 on Hart Park lake, 1 in the reeds at the east end of Lake Ming. Two on the rivers

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey

This bird was reported to me from Ken & Brenda Kyle as being chased by a Bald Eagle. I did see the Bald Eagle but too far for ID. They were much closer. I never did see the Osprey

1
Bald Eagle

See notes on Osprey.

3
Red-shouldered Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Belted Kingfisher
4
Acorn Woodpecker
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
15
Northern Flicker
4
American Kestrel
4
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
13
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
4
Common Raven
7
Bushtit
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
California Thrasher
5
Northern Mockingbird
X
European Starling
5
House Finch
7
Pine Siskin

All feeding in a Alder tree along the river

2
Fox Sparrow
23
Dark-eyed Junco
18
White-crowned Sparrow
2
Golden-crowned Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow
2
Lincoln's Sparrow
4
Spotted Towhee
2
Red-winged Blackbird
22
Brewer's Blackbird
5
Great-tailed Grackle
2
Orange-crowned Warbler
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
House Sparrow
 

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Yes