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Checklist S44091691

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light shifting W, hazy sunshine with temperatures rising to 17C/62F. 30 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 3 River Otters in the main lagoon and 1 Harbor Seal offshore. Another good morning for migrants, including a record flock of Eurasian Collared Doves going over.
Species
56 species (+1 other taxa) total
15

Main lagoon, 13 of which flew in as the morning progressed

5
5

Two pairs and a single female on the main lagoon

900

Good estimate of the large flock off Rodeo Beach

1

Female on the ocean with Surf Scoter just off Bird Island

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2

Two females in the main lagoon outlet channel

1
1

Main lagoon

54

The spring passage of this species continued in full force today with a record flock of 51 which flew over high NW. Earlier, a separate flock of 3 dropped in to trees from the SE. Follows the 12+ seen yesterday.

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
6
1

Main lagoon

1

Bird Island

55

A flock of 45+ on the ocean off Bird Island and a flock of c. 10 flew N offshore

2

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1

2nd winter flew over SE

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
5

One flew S along the coastline and 4 on the ocean just off Rodeo Beach

5

3 chasing each other offshore and 2 flew over SE

1

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

8

2 on the ocean and 6 flew S offshore

10

3+ on the ocean off Rode Beach and 7 flew N offshore in one and twos

9

6 on the main lagoon and 3 flew over/offshore N

2
1
1
1

Flew out of the Monterey Pines behind Shed T111

1
1

The continuing male at the inner lagoon

© William Legge

Merlin (Taiga) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands, CA - March 30, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© William Legge

Merlin (Taiga) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands, CA - March 30, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1
2
18

A flock of 3 flew over high NW early and a roving flock of 15 present

3
3
2
1

First of the spring!

2
1
7
2
9
3
6
4
11
2
1
2
8
11
3
3
2
4

Males together on wires near the Fire Station - first record of the spring!

1
Breeding Code
S7 Singing Male Present 7+ days (Probable)
4
1
28
3

Males in song - two seen and one heard only. They've just come in over the last 24-48 hours

 

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