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Checklist S34968490

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri May 17, 1985 6:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
5 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Chichester
Species
56 species total
2

sewer pond

1

male at sewer pond

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

sewer pond

9

ducklings observed

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
2
6
25
1
3
2
1
1
35
3

sewer pond

6

sewer pond

35
11
2
6

roosting in trees near the fire station

2
14
1
2
1
14
1
2
5
1
1
1

sewer pond

19
2
30
12
2
60
9
4
80
X

heard

5
9
4
8
1
4
1

JCW and I were birding the Top-of-the-Park when we heard an unusual song from the top of a distant pine tree. We exchanged guesses about what the song might be as a white-throated bird flashed to a nearby pine. A few moments later we spied this superb vagrant singing and foraging throughout the tops of all the pines on the hill. The bird was an adult male - observed for most of a half-hour between 9:30 and 10am. He was a small bird showing an extremely short tail - almost nuthatch-like and a largish black bill. Under parts of the bird were largely pure white. The chin and throat area extended around the side of the neck to a point behind the auriculars. A black necklace and flank streaks were the only marks on the under parts. The white under tail coverts were long - threrby creating the short-tail look. In flight, white tail spots could be seen in the tail when viewed from below. Above, the bird was overall a blue-gray with two bold white wing bars. The head was a beautiful blue color with a dark eye line and a couple pale, blue short lines above the eye. Faint black streaks were on the back. The alula feathers were distinctly black at the bend of the wing. The bird vocalized frequently. The song was buzzy and burry in quality, and quite rapid. Some songs started low, rose, then fell at the end. Other stayed on one pitch then ended with an emphatic zzzzip - a short excited trill.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
20
2
3
1

female with no streaks on the back

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
80
17
5
60
 

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

Yes