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Location
Lake Natoma--Young Wo Cir. access, Sacramento County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:29 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 59 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Cory Gregory
Comments:

Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
Species
51 species (+1 other taxa) total
3

Quite rare at this location. Three vocal birds flew over heading downriver. The calls, short necks, and white collars made for a simple ID. Photo:

ML129358031

© Cory Gregory

12
8
2
3
3
27

Including one very preoccupied male in the middle of the path:

ML129358051

© Cory Gregory

12

10 flew downriver shortly after I arrived, 2 flushed from pines at HAWO spot (near pole #31).

13
10
35
140
Larus sp.
2
6
2
1

Accidentally flushed from roost in woods near HAWO spot.

4
12
3
1

Very vocal and easy-to-find male in "forest" of Gray Pines near power-line pole with "31" on it in yellow stickers. From the Young Wo access, turn left and walk about 0.25 mile. The bird was quite vocal to the left and was easy to track in the woods (if you're willing to walk in). No playback was used and given how rare this species is in the county, I believe birders should refrain from causing this unwarranted stress to the birds. I also looked farther down the path (near pole #26) for the female but no luck. Photo of the male:

ML129358061

© Cory Gregory

3
2
2

Both singing, at least 0.5 mile apart.

5

This is the most I've seen at one time in Sacramento County (and it ties the all-time high-count for the county as well). All 5 flew directly past me in a loose flock while I was in the woods at the HAWO spot. Several stopped and foraged in view; here's a photo of one:

ML129358091

© Cory Gregory

8
4
6
8
6
4
6
3
8
1
27
2
33
12
1
6
1
4
1
1
22
7
3
2

From Young Wo Acess, turn left on trail and walk until you reach a rocky open area on the left with no trees and piles of rocks (this is just before pole #26). I first detected them by the male singing and I found two feeding together; here's a photo of one of them:

ML129358111

© Cory Gregory

6
1
6
1
 

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

Yes