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Checklist S40030582

 
Location
Conaway Ranch--CR25 near CR103, Yolo County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Rick Williams
Comments:
Nice rain last night. For a detailed discussion of the Sagebrush Sparrow (Artemisiospiza nevadensis) vs. canescens type Bell's Sparrow (A. belli canescens), by Peter Pyle, see Central Valley Birds post #22147, 10/25/2017, which he wrote in reference to the pictures of the sparrow below.
Species
49 species total
400
Greater White-fronted Goose
2
Cackling Goose
24
Canada Goose
120
Northern Shoveler
2
American Wigeon
6
Mallard
8
Northern Pintail
4
Mourning Dove
55
American Coot
2
Black-necked Stilt
3
Killdeer
1
Long-billed Curlew
1
Dunlin
6
Least Sandpiper
1
Short-billed Dowitcher

three note call

12
Long-billed Dowitcher
2
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
3
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
2
Nuttall's Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker
2
American Kestrel
3
Black Phoebe
1
Loggerhead Shrike
6
California Scrub-Jay
4
Common Raven
3
Bushtit
1
House Wren
12
Marsh Wren
3
Golden-crowned Kinglet

IMG_3847

3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Northern Mockingbird
60
European Starling
5
Dark-eyed Junco
12
White-crowned Sparrow
9
Golden-crowned Sparrow
1
Sagebrush Sparrow

On side of road , running with tail up with several Savannah Sparrows. in open ( and on valley floor ! ). Originally reported as Bell's Sparrow. Well-streaked back and grayish, less contrasting malar stripe are consistent with Sagebrush Sparrow. Thanks to Steve Hampton and Frank Fogarty for review of photos and Steve's recognition of it as Sagebrush. Seen on CR 27, 2/3 way east to CR 104.IMG_3835IMG_3838IMG_3837MIMG_3823

© Rick Williams

Average Quality

HY female

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Female

© Rick Williams

Average Quality
60
Savannah Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow
3
California Towhee
2
Spotted Towhee
500
Red-winged Blackbird
20
Brown-headed Cowbird
300
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
3
Common Yellowthroat
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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