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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lol Sage Thrasher at San Elijo lagoon

Should get a closer look...!

San Elijo Lagoon--Stonebridge Trail, San Diego County, California, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
40 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Ryan Andrews
Species
40 species total
75
American Wigeon
Large flock flying over towards the start of the hike.
1
Northern Shoveler
1
Northern Harrier
1
Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans)
1
Sora
Heard only
7
American Avocet
1
Killdeer
4
Mourning Dove
3
Anna's Hummingbird
5
Allen's Hummingbird
Many males with nearly all green backs so presumably Allen's. Still waiting for my FOY Rufous.
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
4
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe
3
Cassin's Kingbird
3
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal)
5
American Crow
2
Tree Swallow
10
Bushtit
1
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren
5
Bewick's Wren
Many singing.
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Wrentit
Seen perching briefly in a small bush along the trail, surprisingly out in the open.
1
Hermit Thrush
2
California Thrasher
At least two, one seen and one heard.
1
Sage Thrasher
Continuing bird. Hanging out in the open area/bushes at the northern end of the trail, up past the "creek" crossing and up the hill a little ways. Very cooperative.
Sage Thrasher
1
Northern Mockingbird
4
Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens)
1
Common Yellowthroat
5
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
2
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Seemed to prefer to be by themselves and not near the White-crowned Sparrows in the area.
Age & Sex
JuvenileImmatureAdultAge Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown11
2
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)
5
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
California Towhee
3
Spotted Towhee
20
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Pine Siskin
Flyover, typical flight calls heard.
2
Lesser Goldfinch

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