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Checklist S43569137

 
Location
Patagonia Lake State Park, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s), 49 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Scott Olmstead
Comments:
I scoured the area around the visitor center, marina, and group picnic area, seeking the Carolina Wren. Warm and partly cloudy.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
56 species (+4 other taxa) total
2
Cinnamon Teal
4
Lesser Scaup
1
Common Merganser
3
Ruddy Duck
1
Pied-billed Grebe
9
Eared Grebe
3
White-winged Dove
4
Mourning Dove
1
Costa's Hummingbird

Female at feeder by visitor center.

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality
Sex:
Female
1
Rufous Hummingbird
4
Broad-billed Hummingbird
26
American Coot
2
Neotropic Cormorant
3
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
2
Black Vulture
9
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey

Flew over, carrying fish.

2
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Gila Woodpecker
3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
2
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
4
Vermilion Flycatcher
3
Common Raven
6
Verdin
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
House Wren (Northern)
5
Marsh Wren (plesius Group)
1
Carolina Wren

***Continuing rarity, finally located after about 3 hours of searching, foraging in the ground in leaf litter amid bunch grasses below the group picnic area by the lake shore. Observed with Lindsey and Keith Story for about a half-hour as it rummaged in leaf litter, crept through vine tangles, and skulked in dense reeds. Recorded loud rattle call; audio to be added later.

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality

Given while the bird was stationary on a somewhat exposed branch extending from a dense tangle. Lots of recreation noise in the background (boats, etc.).

Behaviors:
call
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 5S
Microphone:
Edutige EIM-001
5
Bewick's Wren (mexicanus Group)
4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Hermit Thrush
1
Curve-billed Thrasher
3
Northern Mockingbird
1
Phainopepla
3
House Finch
7
Pine Siskin
4
Lesser Goldfinch
3
Chipping Sparrow
26
White-crowned Sparrow
6
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
2
Vesper Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli)
2
Song Sparrow (fallax Group)
7
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
Green-tailed Towhee
1
Spotted Towhee (maculatus Group)
23
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
35
Great-tailed Grackle
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Black-throated Gray Warbler
8
Northern Cardinal
2
Pyrrhuloxia
1
Northern Cardinal/Pyrrhuloxia

This individual shows some plumage characteristics that suggest NOCA-PYRR hybrid origin, but to my eye the bill seems be a fairly typical NOCA bill. At least one expert has suggested it could be a long-lived female beginning to acquired traces of male-like plumage. It appeared to be pair-bonded with male Northern Cardinal; some courtship feeding was observed.

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Scott Olmstead

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
4
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes