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Checklist S45373318

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 06, 2018 8:04 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 18 minute(s)
Distance:
2.6 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers
Comments:
52 degrees an sunny with strong constant 10-15 MPH Northwest winds
30 minute sea watch followed by a circuit of the main lagoon
Manuals of note: 2 Brush rabbits, 3 Sea lions on the green buoy
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
44 species (+1 other taxa) total
3
Canada Goose
5
Mallard

Three usual males and a male and female pair

3
Surf Scoter

On the ocean

1
California Quail
102
Western Grebe

All on the ocean far off shore

1
Mourning Dove
9
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean

16
Western Gull

Most on Bird Island

1
Common Loon

On the Ocean

18
Brandt's Cormorant

Most flying South

1
Pelagic Cormorant

On the ocean near Bird Island

2
Double-crested Cormorant

On the main lagoon

1
Snowy Egret
5
Turkey Vulture
2
Red-tailed Hawk

Incredible seen at the East end of the lagoon with one of the Red Tails. Red Tail appeared coming from behind T1111 followed by the T1111 Common Raven pair who were both in close contact and aggressively attacking the Red Tail who had a large dark object in his talons. They almost successfully drove him into the lagoon on several occasions but he held on to the prey which I suspect at the time might be a Raven fledgling. They drove him down onto the ground behind the visitor center rest rooms and then the Ravens returned to T1111. Almost immediately a crow came from the West no doubt hearing the noise and started attacking the Red Tail and the hawk took flight flying low over my head as I headed South along the lagoon trail. At that time I could see that the prey was a brush rabbit. The Crow continuously dive bombed the hawk heading Southwest and the chase continued until they were out of sight. About 5 minutes later the Red Tail could be seen to the South high up still carrying the Rabbit.

1
Belted Kingfisher

Male at the East end seen fishing in the Inner Lagoon and then flying back to the T1111 willows to eat and then returning to the Inner Lagoon. Suspect same bird as yesterday.

1
Black Phoebe

Spillway area Inner lagoon

2
Hutton's Vireo
2
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
7
Common Raven
1
Violet-green Swallow
1
Tree/Violet-green Swallow
6
Cliff Swallow
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
10
Wrentit
2
Western Bluebird
2
Swainson's Thrush

Heard only South Willows and Inner Lagoon area

1
American Robin

Simmonds road

4
European Starling
1
House Finch
9
Purple Finch
2
American Goldfinch
1
Fox Sparrow

Behind T1111

2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Saw a pair on Simmonds road and suspect a failure to the early nesting

1
White-crowned Sparrow
9
Song Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
5
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Orange-crowned Warbler

One in the South Willows, Usual one on Simmonds and I saw a pair in the Cypress behind T1111

2
Common Yellowthroat
5
Wilson's Warbler
 

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