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Monday, February 29, 2016

Evening Grosbeak reported at Lake Hemet

Lake Hemet, Riverside County, California, US Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Howard King List , William Moramarco
Species
29 species total
12
Mallard
5
Mountain Quail
9
American White Pelican
in shallows at east end.Huge white birds with oversized bill. Most had the knob on the bill that develops during breeding season.
1
Turkey Vulture
© William Moramarco
On pole north of Lake Hemet Road.
1
Northern Harrier
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Killdeer
5
Band-tailed Pigeon
4
Acorn Woodpecker
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
Black Phoebe
4
Steller's Jay
10
Western Scrub-Jay
2
Common Raven
6
Mountain Chickadee
10
White-breasted Nuthatch
6
Pygmy Nuthatch
6
Wrentit
8
Western Bluebird
4
European Starling
1
Chipping Sparrow
12
Dark-eyed Junco
1
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
1
Spotted Towhee
2
Great-tailed Grackle
6
House Finch
2
Evening Grosbeak
At least 2 birds were clearly heard right where they had been observed in November. Bill used his recording from Sibleys and the calls were the same. The birds moved off calling occasionally as they headed towards Hurkey Creek. This was on the Lake Hemet Road near some purple reclaimed water pipe is exposed next to the road.

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