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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
5

Three usual males and a male and female pair

3

On the ocean

1
102

All on the ocean far off shore

1
9
2

On the ocean

16

Most on Bird Island

1

On the Ocean

18

Most flying South

1

On the ocean near Bird Island

2

On the main lagoon

1
5
2

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

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

Spillway area Inner lagoon

2
2
2
7
1
1
Tree/Violet-green Swallow
6
2
1
4
10
2
2

Heard only South Willows and Inner Lagoon area

1

Simmonds road

4
1
9
2
1

Behind T1111

2

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

1
9
2
5
4

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

2
5
 

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

Yes