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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
Cackling Goose
X
Cackling Goose (Richardson's)

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

1111
Canada Goose
X
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)

A few stood out as this "taxon."

X
Canada Goose (canadensis Group)

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
Trumpeter Swan

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
Tundra Swan

With Trumpeter Swans, which see.

© Ted Floyd

Tundra Swan, bill detail, side view.

© Ted Floyd

Tundra Swan, bill detail, front view.

2
Wood Duck

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
Northern Shoveler
30
Gadwall
18
American Wigeon
45
Mallard

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

22
Green-winged Teal
X
Green-winged Teal (American)

All were presumed to be this taxon.

19
Ring-necked Duck
18
Common Goldeneye
11
Hooded Merganser
27
Common Merganser
10
Pied-billed Grebe
57
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
16
Eurasian Collared-Dove
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
Mourning Dove
2
Virginia Rail

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
American Coot
2
Killdeer
42
Ring-billed Gull
5
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
2
Bald Eagle
2
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
4
Northern Flicker
2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
5
Blue Jay
7
American Crow
26
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Mountain Chickadee
28
Bushtit
3
White-breasted Nuthatch
3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
2
Brown Creeper
2
Marsh Wren

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

3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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
American Robin
11
European Starling
1
American Pipit
28
House Finch
3
American Goldfinch
1
Spinus sp. (goldfinch sp.)
1
American Tree Sparrow
2
Dark-eyed Junco
51
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
19
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
16
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
45
White-crowned Sparrow
X
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

All appeared to be this taxon.

8
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

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
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)

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
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
0
House Sparrow

Bummer, dewd.

 

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

Yes