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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

Fountain Creek only

1
31

most were foraging in Fountain Creek

38

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
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 8
Female
Sex Unknown 17
6
3
1
9
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2

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
2
1
1

drumming; poor pics

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2

drumming

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
5

long call

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
1
1
2
1
2
3
raven sp.
17
10
10
Black-capped/Mountain Chickadee
12
4
3
1
25
8
12
1
15

© Richard Bunn

© Richard Bunn

© Richard Bunn

4
2
6
2
1
8
9
2

our FOS at the park

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
135
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
 

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

Yes