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Checklist S41331477

 
Location
California City Central Park, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
1 hour(s), 18 minute(s)
Distance:
1.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Alexia S.(wkingfisher) , Bob Barnes List
Comments:
Sunny, calm, 29F to start and 44F at finish. Included east section of Par 3. Andrew and Joanne Hogan were part of CBC group.
Species
32 species (+1 other taxa) total
4
Snow Goose
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3

© Alexia S.(wkingfisher)

© Alexia S.(wkingfisher)

1
Ross's Goose

See photos above to compare beak size. At least three of the snow geese are all imm., the Ross's looks like an adult. Adding a zoomed in detail to show that the Snow has the dark area "between" mandibles that looks like a big gap and the Ross's does not. Also note the the Ross's has a darker base on the upper maniple with what looks like something growing on it. Further investigation reveals that is called caruncle. https://biology.eku.edu/kos/goose_id.htm

5
Mallard
7
Ruddy Duck
2
Pied-billed Grebe
12
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Mourning Dove
2
Anna's Hummingbird

Observed one drinking sap? See photo.

© Alexia S.(wkingfisher)

Sex:
Female
1
hummingbird sp.
3
American Coot
3
Killdeer
4
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Northern Flicker
1
Prairie Falcon
1
Black Phoebe
9
Common Raven
3
Horned Lark
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
3
Marsh Wren
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Northern Mockingbird
21
European Starling
5
American Pipit

© Alexia S.(wkingfisher)

3
House Finch
5
Dark-eyed Junco
4
White-crowned Sparrow
2
Red-winged Blackbird
19
Great-tailed Grackle
7
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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

Yes