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Checklist S8213401

 
Location
Butterbredt Spring, Kern County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 08, 2011
Protocol:
Incidental
Party Size:
N/A
Observers:
Susan Steele
Comments:
N/A
Species
3 species total
1
Black Swift

Black swift seems early in the year. Was flying by itself so nothing to compare against directly for size but appeared to be a large swift, as opposed to the Vauxs swifts seen the day before. Wing beat slower than the Vauxs seen the day before. All dark bird with thin long wings, had a distinct tail longer and wider than body that was longer on the edges than in the middle (kinda like a u), rather than the Vauxs stubby rear end, slower wing beat than the Vauxs the day before. Chimney swift eliminated as being smaller, built more like Vauxs and faster wing beat.

1
Green-tailed Towhee
1
Baltimore Oriole

seen briefly as it made its way up the canyon. was a female bird and was oranger than any of the female western orioles would be,top of the head and nape had a dark wash.

 

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

No