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Checklist S14956079

 
Location
Salinas WTP (permit access only), Monterey County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:03 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 8 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Brian Sullivan , Curtis Marantz List
Species
58 species (+3 other taxa) total
40
2
15
1

A female seen with the Mallard flock at the south end of Pond #2 was a dark chocolate-brown color overall, but with a well-defined margin of white at the base of the bill. Despite the distance I thought this bird had the somewhat peaked appearance to the head typical of a Lesser Scaup yet the head was just as dark as the body, unlike a female Ring-necked Duck.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
7

(I saw five together and a sixth some distance away, but I apparently missed a seventh)

2
1
2
18

A few fresh juveniles.

2
19
43
6
1

Continuing adult transitioning to basic plumage.

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality

Upper right.

Age:
Adult

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
2

Juveniles.

135
60
8

All juveniles.

45

All adults. Perhaps 1 juvenile, but not seen well enough.

1
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
23

A mix of adults and juveniles.

15
1
2
8

All juveniles.

1

Photos. Juvenile. Just beginning preformative molt.

© Brian Sullivan

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
1
22
3
3
1

(I missed one seen by Dick)

4
6
2
1
2

(calling; I heard both "pik" and rattle calls by two unseen birds)

3
1

(a silent bird seen along the riparian corridor)

1

(calling; heard-only)

3
2
5
20
75
200
40
100
swallow sp.
1

(seen briefly as it flew between two patches of vegetation around one of the ponds)

10

(calling; all were along the riparian corridor of the river)

45
12
3

(calling; unseen birds heard as they flew overhead)

6
12
10
60
3
1
1

(I missed a bird seen by Dick along the riparian corridor, but I thought I may have heard another, unseen bird singing)

4

(calling; the bird I saw was a female with an incomplete cap)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown 3
1
Additional species seen by Curtis Marantz:
1
Hutton's Vireo
15
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Wrentit
1
American Robin
15
Song Sparrow
1
Lazuli/Indigo Bunting
 

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

Yes