Owner Curtis Marantz

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 25

    Comments: (I saw scattered birds, including one perched on a snag over the road, but I did at one point see a flock of about 25 birds as they flew overhead)

  2. Number observed: 4

    Comments: (I heard the wing whistle, but only glimpsed a few birds in flight)

  3. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I saw a female but I thought there were at least two Anna';s Hummingbirds)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown 1
  4. Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; the bird I saw appeared to be a dull immature male, but I suppose it could have been a female; the second bird was unseen)

  5. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (I never saw more than one vulture at a time, but there easily could have been two birds)

  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (an adult that perched atop a snag next to the road was presumably the same bird later seen flying through the trees)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  7. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I saw an adult on more than one occasion, and also what appeared to be a distant juvenile, for a total of at least two birds)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1 1
  8. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I heard but never really saw these birds)

  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; I heard rattle calls by at least one and possibly two, unseen birds)

  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; I heard both "kleer" and "wurdle" calls by what may or may not have been a male that I saw perched atop a snag)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  11. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (I saw a female just above the freeway bridge and shortly later another bird of uncertain sex diving on one of the Red-tailed Hawks)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown 1
  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (silent but well seen)

  13. Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)

    Number observed: 3

    Comments: (calling; I heard one of what appeared to be three birds giving "teek" calls)

  14. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling)

  15. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (singing; I heard the burry "cha-breer" that I typically think of the the species' song and saw a second bird that remained silent)

  16. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (singing and calling; although I never saw more than one bird at a time, I thought there were at least two and possibly three Hutton's Vireos in this area)

  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: It took some effort to relocate this bird, which was found earlier in the day by Tom Turner and relocated a short time later by Joan Lentz and Libby Patten in the same general area. After about 2½ hours of searching I spotted this bird in the creek just below the dip over which the creek crosses the road during period of high water. I first noticed this bird when it dropped into the water and returned to branches over the creek, where it shook itself and preened briefly before dropping again to the water and repeating the process. Unfortunately, the vireo was perched on an open branch behind another vegetated one, so I had to contort myself to get a clear view and several photos, and after only a minute or so in view this bird flew a short distance into low, dense vegetation to the north, where I lost it. I never heard this bird call, and even though I was able to get some pretty good photos, my views of this bird were brief and rather superficial, so I am unable to remember many of the details that are shown clearly in my photos.
    This was a small bird, yet it seemed a little larger and plumper-bodied than the few warblers that we had seen. I noted a short bill that may have been stouter than that of a warbler, but I failed to notice the precise length or the shape at the tip. When seen from above as it perched near the water’s surface, this bird seemed to have a somewhat rounded crown on a heard that was unremarkable in size, a short neck, and a plump body. I did not notice in the field the wing length or the primary projection. I thought the tail was of medium-length, but the shape at the tip also evaded me, as did any detail on the legs or feet.
    My views of the plumage pattern and coloration were about as superficial as those of the structure, yet I was confident that this bird was indeed a Philadelphia Vireo and one that was not in any way equivocal. When I first saw this bird it was facing away, but once it turned its head I was able to see quite clearly that it had a bold, whitish supercilium that contrasted at least relatively sharply with a gray cap that may have had a subtly darker border to accentuate the supercilium. I did not specifically notice a dark eyeline, but I suspect one was present given the boldness of the facial pattern. Also evident was a strong contrast between the gray to bluish-gray of the cap and the relatively bright, olive-green of the back and presumably also the scapulars. I did not notice much contrast between the wings and the back and I am confident that there were no bold wingbars, but I cannot remember the precise color of the wings or if there was a subtle pattern to them. Similarly, my only recollection of the tail was that it was dark enough to lack obvious contrast with the wings. Although I managed to get at least one good photo showing the underparts, my main recollection is that the throat and at least the upper part of breast were a bright, lemon-yellow color that was quite different than that shown by any of the species expected at this site, except maybe a Lesser Goldfinch. I do have some recollection that the chin and maybe uppermost part of the throat, along with the lower part of the face below the eye, were paler and maybe whitish, and I think the belly and flanks may have been paler or at least duller than the yellow that was concentrated on the throat. I have no recollection of seeing the undertail coverts or the underside of the tail on a bird that I saw from above.
    My vague recollection is that the bill was dark gray and that the eyes were dark, but I cannot remember any more detail than this about the soft-part colors.

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  18. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling' I heard and saw at least two and possibly three or four jays)

  19. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I heard one, or probably more likely, two unseen birds as they flew overhead)

  20. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I saw one bird and heard another that was far enough away to indicate the presence of at least two chickadees)

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  21. Number observed: 3

    Comments: (calling; I heard or saw at least two and more likely three or four titmice)

  22. Number observed: 10

    Comments: (calling; I heard but only glimpsed in flight a flock of 10-12 Bushtits)

  23. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; I heard an unseen bird giving "yank" calls and briefly glimpsed the same or another bird in flight)

  24. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; I heard scold calls by an unseen bird)

  25. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; heard-only)

  26. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; heard-only)

  27. Number observed: 4

    Comments: (singing and calling; I heard four Wrentits, but I only brielfy saw one of these birds)

  28. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; heard-only)

  29. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (singing and calling)

  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 6

    Comments: (calling; I saw some finches, but only in flight)

  32. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I heard both "churlee" calls and "pit" calls, but I never did see this species)

  33. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; heard-only)

  34. Number observed: 5

    Comments: (I missed birds seen by Dick, presumably in the more open areas along the road to the south)

  35. Number observed: 3

    Comments: (singing and calling; I heard and saw three birds atone time, so this is a minimum number)

  36. Number observed: 4

    Comments: (calling; I only heard this species)

  37. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; I suspect the bird that I heard and the one we saw drinking at the creek was the same individual)

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  38. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; heard-only)

  39. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (I missed this bird)

  40. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; I heard and saw one or possibly two birds)

  41. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; heard-only)

  42. Number observed: 2

    Comments: (calling; I repeatedly saw a male, but I briefly saw what appeared to be a female, and I heard an unseen bird, for a total of two or probably more likely three birds)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  43. Number observed: 1

    Comments: (calling; a bird that was seen and heard giving "freet" calls appeared to be a young male)

Additional species seen by Richard Norton:
  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 2
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