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Checklist S47999338

 
Location
Bodega Bay--harbor and immediate vicinity, Sonoma County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:04 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 24 minute(s)
Distance:
5.6 mile(s)
Observers:
Brook OConnor
Comments:
Started at Smith Bros Rd at post office and stopped all along the way around the bay ending at Owl Canyon. Low fog with fair visibility, calm, cool. Tide in the 3 to 5 range
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.7.28
Species
57 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Brant
6
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Western Grebe
9
Eurasian Collared-Dove
11
Anna's Hummingbird
6
Black Oystercatcher
200
Marbled Godwit

Seen across the harbor along the south end, only identified the basic throng of them.

8
Ruddy Turnstone

At Harbor View Gifts

ML111805781

© Brook OConnor

Average Quality

Molting adult plumage.

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
9
Black Turnstone
13
Least Sandpiper
30
Western Sandpiper
4
Red-necked Phalarope

One alone at the Yacht Club.

ML111805821

© Brook OConnor

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
1
Greater Yellowlegs

Heard in the distance.

4
Willet
1
Heermann's Gull
3
Ring-billed Gull
130
Western Gull
6
California Gull
ML111805881

© Brook OConnor

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75
gull sp.

Seen in the distance, also flying around.

2
Caspian Tern
1
Elegant Tern
3
Common Loon
41
Double-crested Cormorant
23
American White Pelican
56
Brown Pelican
11
Great Blue Heron
23
Great Egret
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron
ML111805911

© Brook OConnor

Age:
Adult
7
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Owl Canyon. On the tallest bare branches.

ML111806051

© Brook OConnor

Average Quality

White throat and breast-belly contrasts with dark back, wings, head. Upright posture, short tail.

1
Western Wood-Pewee

In mid branches of tall pines, in same place as yesterday.

2
Willow Flycatcher

The flycatcher population increased in the last two days that I observed. There were a few skirmishes between them with a few chases ensuing. These two were perched low in willows or dead branches of pine next to willows.

2
Black Phoebe
1
Hutton's Vireo

Definitely a Hutton's, it gave a rash of harsh scolds when the Song Sparrows started alarming.

4
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
3
Common Raven
24
Barn Swallow
3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Bushtit
2
Bewick's Wren
1
Wrentit
1
Swainson's Thrush
ML111807341

© Brook OConnor

Picking a hard dry berry of a tree. It would dive at the berry as if attacking it, making a flurry of movements with each capture of a berry.

Age:
Immature
ML111807351

© Brook OConnor

Breast showing the beginnings of speckling

Age:
Immature
ML111807641

© Brook OConnor

Berry on the brink of being swallowed.

28
European Starling
3
House Finch
2
American Goldfinch
1
White-crowned Sparrow
9
Song Sparrow
1
Spotted Towhee
1
Red-winged Blackbird
84
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Hermit Warbler
ML111806161

© Brook OConnor

Average Quality

Bad lighting as it was getting dark under a veil of fog. This warbler has been fly catching, darting out on the wing and quickly back to the cover of thick pine growth.

1
Wilson's Warbler
4
House Sparrow
 

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