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Checklist S40960422

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Strong offshore wind (E wind), gusting to 30+mph, clear and sunny with temperatures rising to 13C/56F. 15 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 1 Coyote on the southern shore of the main lagoon. A few new wildfowl in on the main lagoon otherwise birds, and passerines in particular, were keeping out of sight given the wind. The only passage movement noted today involved Double-crested Cormorants and Pine Siskins.
Species
55 species total
4
25

Exact count. My highest count at this site since Nov. 2002 (when I counted 28!).

9

Females/1st winters on the main lagoon

7

All females/1st winters - main lagoon

2

Females on the main lagoon - the first for some weeks

1

Female in the main lagoon outlet channel

1

Female/1st winter on the main lagoon

10

Females/1st winters on the main lagoon

17
5

Main lagoon

1

Main lagoon

32

30+ on the ocean and 2 on the main lagoon

1

On the ocean with Western Gebes

3
2

Heard only - singles from each lagoon

17

Main lagoon

2
1
1

Main lagoon outlet channel

4

3 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 1 flew S offshore

20
1

Usual 1st winter present

1

Flew through SE

17

16 on Bird Island and 1 flew through over SE

3

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

2

The continuing birds on the main lagoon

20

Flew S offshore

1

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

29

3 on the main lagoon and a single flock of 26 flew E/SE up Rodeo Valley.

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
4

Feeding well offshore

3
5
3
1
1

1st winter

1
3
3
1
1
1
2
1

Working the coyote bushes adjoining the quarry on the north side of the main lagoon.

5
9
2
45

Flocks of c. 30 & 15 flew over low E/SE - definite movement of this species today through the Marin Headlands.

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
8
3
2
2
1
6
1
 

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

Yes