Friday, November 20, 2009

Bird List for Neary Lagoon , 11/20/09

Mallards, Wood Ducks, and Hooded Merganser (center) at Neary Lagoon
photo by Wendy Naruo

Location: Neary Lagoon
Observation date: 11/20/09
Notes: SCBC field trip; main lagoon loop and Laurel Creek area;
weather cool and partly cloudy, calm at first, becoming windy with an
approaching front
Number of species: 54

Wood Duck 27 lined up on the dock railing in the early morning
Mallard 50
Green-winged Teal (American) 1 on the dock in the morning with
other ducks
Hooded Merganser 2 on the dock in the early morning, then
swimming upstream with Wood Ducks in the later morning

Pied-billed Grebe 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1 flying over
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 usual spot south of the floating
dock near the east end
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
Merlin 1 flew over near west entrance in early morning
Peregrine Falcon 1 flying very high over north end of lagoon
American Coot 20
Western Gull 10 mostly flying over
California Gull 20 mostly flying over
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1 upstream from "bat
box island"; mostly herring-like in overall plumage and bill shape;
wing-tip pattern like Herring, but primary tips dark gray, not
absolutely black; eyes dark; head smudgy like Glaucous-winged, rather
than streaked like HEGU; very similar to a bird that was regularly
present in this area last winter, and very possibly the same bird

Glaucous-winged Gull 1 1st cycle bird flying over
Rock Pigeon 40
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 8
Hairy Woodpecker 1 area of Laurel Creek mouth
Northern Flicker 2
Black Phoebe 6
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 35
Bewick's Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12
Hermit Thrush 10
American Robin 30 numbers increased
Wrentit 1 heard singing
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 40 maybe a low estimate; fairly numerous
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 15
Townsend's Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 4
California Towhee 4
Fox Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 10
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) 1 at feeder at condos along
Laurel Creek access
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 1
Brewer's Blackbird 1
Purple Finch (Western) 20 most in coffeeberries and willows
near Chestnut Street entrance
House Finch 20
Lesser Goldfinch 5
American Goldfinch 50 fairly large flocks moving around; maybe
a low estimate

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Bird List for West Cliff Drive, 11/13/09

West Cliff Drive and Lighthouse Field
Observation date: 11/13/09
Notes: SCBC field trip; West Cliff from just west of Bethany to
west edge of Lighthouse field, then loop in Lighthouse field, then back
along West Cliff; cool and mostly clear
Number of species: 59

Surf Scoter 40
Red-throated Loon 4
Common Loon 1
Western Grebe 10
Clark's Grebe 1
Western/Clark's Grebe 120
Brown Pelican 250
Brandt's Cormorant 125
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Pelagic Cormorant 8
Snowy Egret 1 -flying down the coast
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2 Lighthouse Field and Bethany at West Cliff American Kestrel 1 Lighthouse Field
Black-bellied Plover 2 Black Oystercatcher 3 pair displaying
Wandering Tattler 1 east of Woodrow
Whimbrel (American) 5
Black Turnstone 15
Surfbird 7
Sanderling 4
Rock Sandpiper 1 continuing bird, between Woodrow and Columbia
Heermann's Gull 8
Mew Gull (American) 35
Ring-billed Gull 1 with other gulls west of Columbia
Western Gull 75
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
California Gull 25
Glaucous-winged Gull 3
Rock Pigeon 10
Mourning Dove 8
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Downy Woodpecker 1 Lighthouse Field
Black Phoebe 10
Hutton's Vireo 1
American Crow 15
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 1 Lighthouse Field, heard only
Bewick's Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Hermit Thrush 3 Lighthouse Field, heard only
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 75
American Pipit 5 all flying over
Cedar Waxwing 25 2 flocks at Lighthouse Field
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 25
Townsend's Warbler 7
California Towhee 8
Fox Sparrow 2 Lighthouse Field
White-crowned Sparrow 30
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 4 Lighthouse Field
Red-winged Blackbird (Bicolored) 40
Brewer's Blackbird 75
Brown-headed Cowbird 5- with mixed blackbirds near Woodrow
House Finch 20 Lesser Goldfinch 3
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 10

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