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Checklist S48222318

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light, clear and sunny, with temperatures rising to 16C/61F. Half circuit of the main lagoon and a quick look at Simmonds Road/Bodsworth Road cypresses. Plenty of new passerine migrants in today but sadly I was challenged with time this morning.
Species
52 species total
24
Mallard
1
Mourning Dove
1
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Virginia Rail

Heard only from the eastern end of the main lagoon

2
Marbled Godwit

Continuing at the western shoreline of the main lagoon

14
Red-necked Phalarope

Flock at the eastern end of the main lagoon

1000
Heermann's Gull

Flushed from Bird Island - good estimate

20
Western Gull
6
California Gull

Juveniles/1st winters at the main lagoon

3
Caspian Tern
44
Double-crested Cormorant

38 flew over SE in flocks of 20, 16 & 2, and 6 on the main lagoon

125
Brown Pelican

On the main lagoon

1
Great Blue Heron
5
Great Egret
8
Snowy Egret
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Juveniles

1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
American Kestrel

Female flew over N

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
Western Wood-Pewee

Simmonds Road Cypress Trees

1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
3
Black Phoebe
2
Warbling Vireo
4
Common Raven
2
Tree Swallow
3
Barn Swallow
3
Cliff Swallow
4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
4
Wrentit
4
Western Bluebird
1
Swainson's Thrush

Heard only

1
American Robin
6
European Starling
32
House Finch
1
Purple Finch
8
Lesser Goldfinch

Flock near the Headlands Visitor Center Car Park

4
American Goldfinch
1
Chipping Sparrow

Juvenile/1st winter loosely feeding with House Finches north of Mitchell Road near the Naturebridge buildings. A scarcer sparrow than Clay-colored at this location!

ML113146821

© William Legge

Chipping Sparrow (Juvenile/1st winter) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - September 1, 2018

Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Clay-colored Sparrow

Loosely feeding with House Finches and American Goldfinches on the rough ground south of the Marin Headlands Visitor Center between Field and Simmonds Road. Brief but good views before it was spooked and lost in the scrub just to the east of the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. Not relocated but I was on the clock.

2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
3
White-crowned Sparrow
7
Song Sparrow
2
California Towhee
2
Spotted Towhee
1
Brown-headed Cowbird

Juvenile

18
Common Yellowthroat
22
Yellow Warbler
2
Townsend's Warbler

Simmonds Road Cypress trees

6
Wilson's Warbler
2
Western Tanager

Simmonds Road Cypress Trees

1
Black-headed Grosbeak

Female/1st winter behind Shed T1111 (north east of the main lagoon)

 

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

Yes