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Checklist S34967735

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri May 10, 1985 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Chichester
Species
65 species (+4 other taxa) total
2
Cinnamon Teal

pair in the Park

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
8
Mallard

Three pair on the sewer pond and one pair on the south golf course pond.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female 4
Sex Unknown
9
Ruddy Duck
2
California/Gambel's Quail

Probably California. But, while birding the west pond of the CC sewer ponds, I head two "quail" calls from a dry wash nearby. I headed that way and confirmed the vocalizations to be from two different birds. I observed a quail in the wash and moved closer until the bird flushed and flew away from me. A dorsal view of the male quail was shown and a bit of the side-view. The black facial mask and forward curved top-not were also observed. A scaling pattern on the belly and flanks and slight scaling to the wings. Although not diagnostic, the bird was probably a California, but Gambel's reaches its northern range limit east of Randsburg - not far away.

5
Pied-billed Grebe
9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
20
Mourning Dove
3
Vaux's Swift
1
Chimney/Vaux's Swift

Not accepted as a Chimney by birding peers. This single bird was seen between 8-9:30 and 11:30-12:30 around Central park. It was first seen as the only Chaetura among a group of Cliff Swallows (up to 45 individuals). Also in the area were NRWS and Barn, and a few WTSW. The bird appeared uniform dark sooty gray-brown above. Under parts were a bit lighter gray-brown around the under tail coverts, belly, g\flanks and chest. The chin, throat and upper breast were a paler gray. On one occasion the bird gave a strong chattering song of three-seconds duration.It sparked my recollection of Chimney Swifts in the mid-west and it seemed to me quite strong in comparison with my impressions of Vaux's in the Sierra and pacific Northwest. Later in the day, it was with three Vaux's Swifts, but size comparisons were not useful. Differences in flight, tail length were not great because of winds. I felt the vaux;s were paler overall, especially on the throat. The Chimney was a darker bird. orsal views were fro the Top-of-the-Park knoll. JCW also saw the bird between 9-11.

8
White-throated Swift
1
Black-chinned Hummingbird

male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
4
Anna's Hummingbird

no adult males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
1
Costa's Hummingbird

male zinging

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Virginia Rail

On the open shore of the south golf course pond.

30
American Coot
10
Black-necked Stilt

8 on the sewer pond and two on the 13th tee pond

9
American Avocet

sewer pond

1
Semipalmated Plover

sewer pond

12
Killdeer
1
Marbled Godwit

sewer pond

18
Spotted Sandpiper
3
Ring-billed Gull
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
1
Barn Owl
1
American Kestrel
5
Olive-sided Flycatcher

singing in the early am

13
Western Wood-Pewee
3
Hammond's Flycatcher
1
Gray Flycatcher
1
Dusky Flycatcher
4
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
10
Western Kingbird
1
Loggerhead Shrike
3
solitary vireo sp.
4
Warbling Vireo
4
Common Raven
X
Horned Lark

Heard in desert area along the golf course in courtship song.

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
8
Barn Swallow
45
Cliff Swallow
2
Swainson's Thrush
1
American Robin
15
European Starling
35
House Finch
15
Red Crossbill
3
Pine Siskin
5
Lesser Goldfinch
2
American Goldfinch
1
Bell's Sparrow

singin in a creosote bush near the sewer ponds

90
Yellow-headed Blackbird
3
Hooded Oriole

one male, two females

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown
5
Bullock's Oriole
10
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Tricolored Blackbird

male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
3
Brown-headed Cowbird
10
Brewer's Blackbird
5
Great-tailed Grackle
1
MacGillivray's Warbler

male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Common Yellowthroat

singing males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
15
Yellow Warbler
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
3
Townsend's Warbler

Two males singing ascending "zurly" notes and one female.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Hermit Warbler

female. a very unusual bird which had a yellow head, face, chin, and throat - white underparts. No throat or upper breast black or grey. Smudges of blackish were on the cheek and crown.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
120
Wilson's Warbler
2
Western Tanager

males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Black-headed Grosbeak
35
House Sparrow
 

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