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Checklist S47134882

 
Location
Ballona Freshwater Marsh, Los Angeles County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:50 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Area: 30.0 ac
Observers:
Don Sterba , Neysa Frechette List
Comments:
Don Sterba, Neysa Frechette
Species
39 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Seen just south of the "elbow"between 7:30 and 8:00 AM, viewed from the public path. It was ~40 yds away, inside the marsh.
Bird's location = 33.970874, -118.430487
Our location = 33.970961, -118.430168

This is a new species for BFM.

ML107184631

© Don Sterba

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
ML107184651

© Don Sterba

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
13
Canada Goose

Continuing family of 11 immatures (now nearly full grown) and 2 adults

3
Blue-winged Teal

1 male 2 female

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown
5
Cinnamon Teal
8
Gadwall

Including 5 fledglings

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
ML107185361

© Don Sterba

Average Quality

Family photo of adult female and 5 ducklings.

40
Mallard

Including 16 fledglings and 4 immatures

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
20
Ruddy Duck
15
Pied-billed Grebe

Some immatures

1
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Least Bittern

2 at the west end calling from different reed patches, 1 calling from the elbow

3
Great Blue Heron
2
Snowy Egret

Separate low flyovers

2
Green Heron
11
Black-crowned Night-Heron
1
Red-tailed Hawk

Not at BFM, on telephone pole along Ballona Creek

25
American Coot
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Calling from across Lincoln Blvd.

12
Mourning Dove
4
Allen's Hummingbird
1
Psittacara sp.

One flyover

4
Black Phoebe
2
Cassin's Kingbird
1
Bell's Vireo (Least)

Singing and calling from it’s usual spot at the south end. The "chee chee..." calls included here may indicate communication with another BEVI - nesting???

ML107186461

© Don Sterba

Average Quality

This bird, in addition to singing typical BEVI song, also gave this series of "Chee, chee, ..." calls.

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
Canon 7D camera
Accessories:
None
7
American Crow
25
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
5
Tree Swallow

Includes a nestling poking its head out of a nest box.

Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
20
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow
30
Bushtit
130
European Starling

One large group in reeds at the extreme west end flew away early in the morning.

15
Common Yellowthroat
1
Yellow Warbler

Heard singing briefly at the south end.

8
Song Sparrow
4
California Towhee
1
Yellow-breasted Chat

Calling from willows below the cliff SW of the marsh, not at BFM.

35
Red-winged Blackbird
5
Brown-headed Cowbird
20
Great-tailed Grackle
40
House Finch
2
Lesser Goldfinch
 

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

Yes