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Checklist S33026980

 
Location
Kern River County Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:10 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 23 minute(s)
Distance:
6.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Barnes
Comments:
COVERAGE: Circumference of Lake Ming, Pyle's Group Picnic Area, Kern River from beyond group picnic area downriver to the west end of Kern River Campground, picnic area on the bluff above the west end of Lake Ming, Lake Ming entrance/ exit road off Alfred Harrell Highway, entrance road to Kern River Golf Course and golf course parking lot. SKY: Sunny. TEMPERATURE: 44-70 degrees Fahrenheit. WIND: 0 kph/mph.
Species
61 species (+2 other taxa) total
2
Gadwall
6
American Wigeon
81
Mallard
1
Green-winged Teal
14
Ring-necked Duck
72
Common Goldeneye
47
Hooded Merganser

Single group counted one-by-one inside enclosed dock area at Lake Ming before they dispersed out onto the main lake and along the river.

139
Common Merganser
7
Ruddy Duck
13
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Eared Grebe
5
Clark's Grebe
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
3
Mourning Dove
6
Anna's Hummingbird
243
American Coot
1
Killdeer
2
Ring-billed Gull
1
California Gull
3
Larus sp.
129
Double-crested Cormorant
5
Great Blue Heron
45
Great Egret
32
Snowy Egret
1
Osprey
5
Red-shouldered Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
6
Great Horned Owl
1
Red-breasted Sapsucker
1
Downy Woodpecker
3
Nuttall's Woodpecker
11
Northern Flicker
3
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
American Kestrel
13
Black Phoebe
6
Say's Phoebe
1
Cassin's Kingbird

was heard first incessantly giving the "chee-burr" call and slight variation from the very tall eucalyptus above the restroom building on the south side of tje entrance to the "fishermen's' access area and parking at the southwest end of Lake Ming. After what seemed like several minutes, the sun hit this bird straight on an revealed the buffy tail band, yellow lower breast through under tail coverts, dark gray upper breast and head, distinct white throat, and dark wings. This is an area where this species has nested or otherwise occurred inconsistently.

19
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
7
Common Raven
4
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren
5
Bewick's Wren
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Western Bluebird
1
Hermit Thrush
2
American Robin
9
Northern Mockingbird
17
European Starling
21
House Finch
6
American Goldfinch
1
Fox Sparrow
4
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
47
White-crowned Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
5
Lincoln's Sparrow
1
Spotted Towhee
12
Red-winged Blackbird
14
Brewer's Blackbird
4
Great-tailed Grackle
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
12
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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