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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tufted Duck!

Another emergency bird; very rare here. At Orange. Really should visit there soon.

Thomas Wurster's comments are the model of scientific description(this one is short). I had the honor of meeting him at Upper Newport Bay boardwalk; we were both looking for the Nelson's Sparrow lol(failed). I didn't even know then, but the name did sound familiar; no wonder, because he wrote a chapter on San Gabriel Mt. on the LA birding hotspot book!!!

From Amazon;












  • I should've chanted 'Author, author' at him lol. Maybe I should get an autograph on my copy..!

    Upper Santa Ana River--Lakeview Ave. to Imperial Hwy, Orange County, California, US ( Map )
    Date and Effort
    Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:22 PM
    Protocol:
    Traveling
    Party Size:
    2
    Duration:
    1 hour(s), 13 minute(s)
    Distance:
    1.3 mile(s)
    Observers:
    Liga Auzins List , Thomas Wurster
    Comments:
    With Liga Auzins. 77 F, clear, 5 mph east wind. Searched For Tufted Duck from Lakeview crossing, east (up river) to near Imperial Blvd crossing.
    Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44
    Species
    35 species total
    20
    Canada Goose
    40
    Gadwall
    25
    American Wigeon
    20
    Mallard
    4
    Cinnamon Teal
    20
    Green-winged Teal (American)
    1
    Tufted Duck

    Continuing female. In deep water behind first drop west of Imperial. Photos.

    © Thomas Wurster
    © Thomas Wurster
    2
    Lesser Scaup
    1
    Bufflehead

    Female
    28
    Common Merganser

    All females
    1
    Pied-billed Grebe
    1
    Snowy Egret
    1
    White-faced Ibis
    2
    Turkey Vulture
    1
    Osprey
    75
    American Coot
    20
    Black-necked Stilt
    2
    American Avocet
    25
    Killdeer
    2
    Spotted Sandpiper
    1
    Greater Yellowlegs
    20
    Least Sandpiper
    80
    Long-billed Dowitcher
    3
    Ring-billed Gull
    2
    Eurasian Collared-Dove
    8
    Mourning Dove
    3
    Black Phoebe
    X
    Bushtit

    Heard only - 1 flock
    30
    European Starling
    2
    Common Yellowthroat
    6
    Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
    2
    Song Sparrow
    20
    Brewer's Blackbird
    10
    House Finch
    1
    Lesser Goldfinch

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