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Saturday, April 1, 2017

75 species at Santa Fe Dam

Forget about tennis. This is the glory of So. cal birding! 75+ species.
By the 'Master' Darren Dowell:

Location
Santa Fe Dam Rec Area, Los Angeles County, California, US Map ) (Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:38 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 52 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Darren Dowell
Species
75 species (+5 other taxa) total
2
Greater White-fronted Goose
25
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)
1
Ross's Goose
1
Snow x Ross's Goose (hybrid)
continuing
25
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima)
1
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
2
Gadwall
5
Mallard
3
Mallard (Domestic type)
3
Bufflehead
1
Common Merganser
20
Ruddy Duck
2
California Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Eared Grebe
1
Clark's Grebe
20
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
8
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
0
Cattle Egret
1
Green Heron
5
Black-crowned Night-Heron
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
2
Cooper's Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
25
American Coot
1
Western Gull
1
Forster's Tern
1
Band-tailed Pigeon
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
15
Mourning Dove
3
White-throated Swift
10
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Allen's Hummingbird
1
Belted Kingfisher
2
Nuttall's Woodpecker
2
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
8
Black Phoebe
nest with nestlings on side of one of the restroom buildings; adults bringing food
Breeding Code
NY Confirmed--Nest with Young
1
Vermilion Flycatcher
continuing male, around yellowing lawn to southwest of boat launch. Conspicuous -- frequent vocalization and display flights. Photos and incidental recording.
© Darren Dowell
Sex:
Male
1
Ash-throated Flycatcher
1
Cassin's Kingbird
3
Western Kingbird
3
Bell's Vireo
singing in riparian area
1
Cassin's/Plumbeous Vireo
singing from top of pine early, but lost before view and not seen again. Presumably the continuing Plumbeous.
3
American Crow
15
Common Raven
5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2
Barn Swallow
5
Cliff Swallow
15
Bushtit (Pacific)
1
Rock Wren
5
Bewick's Wren
3
Cactus Wren
2 near nature center, 1 north of lake heard from south of lake
2
Wrentit
10
Western Bluebird
3
Northern Mockingbird
2
European Starling
5
Cedar Waxwing
5
Common Yellowthroat
1
Pine Warbler
found midday to east of lake by tracking down a song, which I thought was going to be from a junco. Presumably the wintering bird, not reported for a while to my knowledge. Foraging in pines. Photos and recording.
© Darren Dowell
Sex:
Male
© Darren Dowell
Sex:
Male

© Darren Dowell
Behaviors:
song
Sex:
Male
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
Olympus LS-10
75
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
2
Chipping Sparrow
1
Clay-colored Sparrow
continuing; foraging midday on yellowing lawn to southwest of boat launch. Singing often. Photos and recording.
© Darren Dowell

© Darren Dowell
Behaviors:
song
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
Olympus LS-10
1
Lark Sparrow
10
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
20
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)
10
Song Sparrow (heermanni Group)
10
California Towhee
3
Spotted Towhee
1
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Western Meadowlark
1
Great-tailed Grackle
6
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Hooded Oriole
1
Bullock's Oriole
40
House Finch
10
Lesser Goldfinch
2
Lawrence's Goldfinch
2
American Goldfinch
Just got accepted to Piute, that was quick(Piute is military establishment. Yeah I'll be lurking there with fellow 'loony bins' lol first thing in the morning!).  Looking forward to birding with him and the Scheels.

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