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Checklist S43695633

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind WSW, moderate, mainly cloudy with periodic heavy rain showers/squalls, 11C/51F. 40 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a half circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 6+ California Sea Lions on the green buoy offshore.
Species
48 species total
5

Flew in from the SE and landed on the inner lagoon

4
10

Western end of the main lagoon - included 3 males

400

Good estimate of several rafts offshore

1

Female/1st winter seen in flight with Surf Scoter off Rodeo Beach. Flew in from the south and landed on the ocean with the main Surf Scoter flock to the north west of Rodeo Beach.

1

Female/1st winter on the main lagoon

1

1st winter male on the main lagoon

3

Females on the main lagoon

1

A immature male up at Simmonds Road - the first Wild Turkey I have seen from this location in two years.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
5

Main lagoon

3

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

5
80

60+ flew N offshore and 20 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1

1st winter at Rodeo Beach

25
3

2 Flew N offshore and one on the ocean

43

10 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 23 flew N and 10 S offshore

1

A dark morph flew N comparatively close to shore off Rodeo Beach

94

91+ flew S offshore, 2 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach, and unusually one on the main lagoon (poor record photo (heavily cropped) of the latter below).

© William Legge

Brandt's Cormorant on Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands, Marin, CA - March 16, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© William Legge

Brandt's Cormorant on Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands, Marin, CA - March 16, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Flew S offshore

2

Main lagoon

1
2
2
1
1

Female present

1

Heard only

1
2
6
8
1
4
2
6
2
5
14
10
5
3
7
5
3
2
4
1

In song on the north side of the main lagoon near the quarry

4
 

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

Yes