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Location
Salinas WTP (no public access; permit only), Monterey County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:42 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
4.13 mile(s)
Observers:
Brian Sullivan
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.7
Species
79 species (+2 other taxa) total
9
Canada Goose
3
Cinnamon Teal
375
Northern Shoveler
45
Gadwall
300
Mallard
2
Green-winged Teal (American)
1
Ring-necked Duck
45
Ruddy Duck
8
California Quail
8
Eared Grebe
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Vaux's Swift
1
Chimney/Vaux's Swift

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12
Anna's Hummingbird
7
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked)
4
American Avocet
1
Black-bellied Plover
75
Killdeer
1
Dunlin (pacifica/arcticola)
15
Least Sandpiper
2
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs
4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
3
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
4
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific)
3
Nuttall's Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
1
Merlin (Taiga)
1
Peregrine Falcon (North American)
1
Willow Flycatcher

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3
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
1
Empidonax sp.

Seen before dawn in willow patch at the east edge of Ponds 2 and 3. Willow Flycatcher nearby for comparison. I didn't get good looks at this bird. It was staying very low foraging on the edge and in the interior of the willows. Too dark for study, so I fired a few photos. My impression is Least Flycatcher, but it would be good to get corroboration.

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22
Black Phoebe
6
Say's Phoebe
2
Loggerhead Shrike
1
Hutton's Vireo (Pacific)
3
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
6
Common Raven
4
Horned Lark (Western rufous Group)
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Juv; photos.

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6
Tree Swallow
85
Violet-green Swallow

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3
Bank Swallow

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150
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow

Notes; molting juv. First seen in flight over Pond 3, where obvious pale rump patch was visible, but head pattern was difficult to discern. Later I found it perched on distant wires with three Barn Swallows and one Violet-green, and I attempted some digi-scopes, which are included here. The juvenile Cliff is the left-hand bird. Although terrible, you can see the pale collar and forehead here. The bird appeared to be in full juvenile plumage, with mixed black and white throat pattern.

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Age:
Juvenile

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Juvenile
6
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
3
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren (paludicola Group)
7
Bewick's Wren (spilurus Group)
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3
Wrentit
1
American Robin
1
California Thrasher
7
European Starling
3
American Pipit (rubescens Group)
3
House Finch
4
Lesser Goldfinch
1
Lawrence's Goldfinch
11
American Goldfinch
1
Clay-colored Sparrow
2
Brewer's Sparrow

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65
White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis)
3
Golden-crowned Sparrow
31
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)
23
Song Sparrow (heermanni Group)
7
Lincoln's Sparrow
3
California Towhee
1
Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group)
4
Western Meadowlark
35
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
11
Brewer's Blackbird
4
Orange-crowned Warbler
9
Common Yellowthroat
56
Yellow Warbler
1
Palm Warbler (Western)
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Wilson's Warbler (chryseola)
 

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

Yes