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Checklist S33028098

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
5 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Ted Floyd
Comments:
With Andrew Floyd. Mostly clear and cold; temps 20-30 F; a bit of a breeze at the end. Comment about mileage: That's just the straight line miles we walked; total pedometer mileage would have been more like 8 miles.
Species
50 species (+16 other taxa) total
135
X

Most (all?) of the Cackling Geese were this subspecies.

1111
X

A few stood out as this "taxon."

X

Most were this taxon.

1346
Cackling/Canada Goose
1
goose sp.

This is just a Cackling/Canada Goose, right? No reason to suspect Chen ancestry?

© Ted Floyd

At Rice's Pond--south.

2

Flew in to Rice's Pond--south. With 1 Tundra Swan. See pix below.

© Ted Floyd

Trumpeter Swans (left, right) and Tundra Swan (center).

© Ted Floyd

Trumpeter Swan, bill detail, side view.

© Ted Floyd

Trumpeter Swan, bill detail, front view.

1

With Trumpeter Swans, which see.

© Ted Floyd

Tundra Swan, bill detail, side view.

© Ted Floyd

Tundra Swan, bill detail, front view.

2

One on Rice's Pond--north; and another in the warm-water outflow just west of M.P. 18.

© Ted Floyd

Wood Duck in the warm-water outflow just west of M.P. 18.

23
30
18
45

All appeared to be normal, wild Mallards (no domestic genes, no Mexican Duck genes).

22
X

All were presumed to be this taxon.

19
18
11
27
10
57
16
1
Streptopelia sp.

Didn't look like a pure Eurasian Collared-Dove. Not a pure/wild-type African Collared-Dove, either. primaries notably paler than those of nearby Eurasian Collared Doves; essentially concolor with rest of upper-parts, so a trait of African. Couldn't get a good read on the under-tail region, and heard no vocalizations.

1
2

Both at the pond below the nature center. One made a brief appearance (photo below) at the south outflow; the other was calling from the cattails at the north end.

© Ted Floyd

A Virginia Rail comes out into the open, sort of, at the south outflow at the pond just below the nature center.

25
2
42
5
1
2
2
2
1
4
2
5
7
26
1
28
3
3
2
2

One in the cattails at the pond just below the nature center; another at the south end of Rice's Pond.

3

Three from the north end of Rice's pond northward.

© Ted Floyd

Ruby-crowned Kinglet foraging right about the warm-water seep/outflow just west of M.P. 18.

2
11
1
28
3
1
Spinus sp. (goldfinch sp.)
1
2
51
19
16
45
X

All appeared to be this taxon.

8
1

Gave a nice loud "chip!" (just the one), popped up for a view, gave us this crappy photo op, then disappeared. (Others went back later and saw it again.)

© Ted Floyd

Swamp Sparrow at Fountain Creek Park. I'm afraid this probably doesn't even qualify as a "documentation shot."

159
1
6

Exact, 1x1 tally. We counted 6 at the sewage pit by the chainlink fence, and then we saw 6 again (doubtless the same flock) in the warm-water outflow/seep west of M.P. 18.

© Ted Floyd

One of at least 6 Myrtle Warblers at Fountain Creek Park.

2
0

Bummer, dewd.

 

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

Yes