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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

pair in the Park

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

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
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
9
20
3
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
1

male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
4

no adult males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
1

male zinging

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

On the open shore of the south golf course pond.

30
10

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

9

sewer pond

1

sewer pond

12
1

sewer pond

18
3
1
1
1
1
5

singing in the early am

13
3
1
1
4
10
1
3
solitary vireo sp.
4
4
X

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

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
8
45
2
1
15
35
15
3
5
2
1

singin in a creosote bush near the sewer ponds

90
3

one male, two females

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown
5
10
1

male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
3
10
5
1

male

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

singing males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
15
4
1
3

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

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

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
2

males

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
1
35
 

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Yes