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Checklist S42919953

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:48 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 22 minute(s)
Distance:
1.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Jan Allbright List , Richard Bunn
Comments:
29F clear and light breeze/sometimes calm; Rice#1-20% ice; Rice#2-0% ice; Nature Center ponds #1-80% ice, #2 60% ice; white-tailed deer; a few Siberian Elm flowers (FOS/less than 1% opened)
Species
36 species (+9 other taxa) total
28
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)

Fountain Creek only

1
Gadwall
31
Mallard

most were foraging in Fountain Creek

38
Green-winged Teal

three social courtship groups of 6-8 males and one or two females; remainder of the birds were on small island sleeping and preening; clicker counted by 1’s

© Richard Bunn

social courtship groups of 6-8 males and one or two females; males gave continuous multi-syllabled whistles and performed displays, and occasionally chased, flew-at, and bit their rivals; females in the group slept or seemed to ignore the males; series of short turns kept the birds in the group more or less together in a circle; during one of the male displays, the feathers forming the green stripe on the side of the head of males were lifted and extended behind head so that momentarily, the profile was quite wood duck-like. Grunt-whistle, Down-up, and Bill-Up displays frequently performed by males were seen; certainly there were others, but the constant movement and short duration of each display made it rather difficult to identify the various displays. calls by males with occasional female quacks

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
Olympus LS-100
25
Common Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 8
Female
Sex Unknown 17
6
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Virginia Rail
9
American Coot
1
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Cooper's Hawk

seen flying together at Rice Pond #1; accipiters by rounded wings and long tail; COHA by large head and wide white terminal tail band; one bird was an adult (gray above with black cap), the other was a juvenile/immature white below with streaks; they flew into and out of view together, not more than 10' apart; not chasing.

1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.)
1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)

drumming; poor pics

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.)

drumming

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
Northern Flicker
5
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)

long call

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
1
American Kestrel
1
Blue Jay
2
Black-billed Magpie
1
American Crow
2
Common Raven
3
raven sp.
17
Black-capped Chickadee
10
Mountain Chickadee
10
Black-capped/Mountain Chickadee
12
Bushtit
4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)
3
Brown Creeper
1
American Robin
25
European Starling
8
House Finch
12
American Goldfinch
1
American Tree Sparrow
15
Dark-eyed Junco

© Richard Bunn

© Richard Bunn

© Richard Bunn

4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
6
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
2
Dark-eyed Junco (White-winged)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
8
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
9
Song Sparrow
2
Western Meadowlark

our FOS at the park

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
135
Red-winged Blackbird
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
 

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Yes