Friday, December 18, 2009

Photos and Bird Lists for 12/18/09, Natural Bridges and Antonelli Pond

Some scenes from the morning (click on picture for a larger view)
(top row, l to r: Western Gull, Brandt's Cormorants, and Black Oystercatcher; Red-tailed Hawk adult; Sanderlings, inset Surf Scoter
middle row, l to r: Brandt's Cormorant, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone & Western Gull; below left Red-tailed Hawk juv.above center Northern Harrier juv.; below center Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Townsend's Warbler
bottom row, l to r: Western Scrub-Jay; Pied-billed Grebe chick; Marbled Godwits; Merlin)
- collage and all photos by Wendy Naruo


Location: Antonelli Pond
Observation date: 12/18/09
Number of species: 40

Common Goldeneye 4
Ruddy Duck 8
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Merlin 1
Virginia Rail 2 heard calling
American Coot 20
Killdeer 9
Ring-billed Gull 1
California Gull 5
Anna's Hummingbird 6
Northern Flicker 2
Black Phoebe 6
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Bewick's Wren 4
Marsh Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 3
Wrentit 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
California Thrasher 1 singing in the willows by the pond
European Starling 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 3
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 4
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird (Bicolored) 3
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch 15
American Goldfinch 10

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Location: Natural Bridges SB
Observation date: 12/18/09
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 64

Mallard 15
Surf Scoter 12
Red-breasted Merganser 3 in one group off the beach
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 1
Western/Clark's Grebe 25 all too far to ID
Brown Pelican 5
Brandt's Cormorant 25
Double-crested Cormorant 4
White-tailed Kite 1
Northern Harrier 2 both flying E, first the female then the juv.
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
Merlin 1 female/imm. type; very pale, possibly a richardsonii
Black-bellied Plover 3
Killdeer 1
Black Oystercatcher 12 resting on inside of bluff at east side
of the beach
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Moore lagoon
Whimbrel (American) 3
Marbled Godwit 4
Black Turnstone 5
Sanderling 120 resting on rocks below De Anza, then flew
Heermann's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Western Gull 30
California Gull 10
Glaucous-winged Gull 4 flying over among groups of WEGU
Mourning Dove 3
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1 heard only; NE part of the park
Northern Flicker 4
Black Phoebe 5
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 6
American Crow 5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 35
Pygmy Nuthatch 15
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick's Wren 6
House Wren 1 heard only, E central area of the park
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Hermit Thrush 3
American Robin 7
Wrentit 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 25
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 butterfly area
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 40
Townsend's Warbler 12
Common Yellowthroat 2
Spotted Towhee 3
California Towhee 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Golden-crowned Sparrow 30
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 3
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Purple Finch (Western) 4
House Finch 10
Pine Siskin 1 flying over near marker #5
Lesser Goldfinch 1
American Goldfinch 15

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Bird List for San Lorenzo River, 12/11/09

Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 12/11/09
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 54

Mallard 55
Bufflehead 25
Common Goldeneye 9
Common Merganser 1
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Horned Grebe 1 below Riverside Avenue
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 5
White-tailed Kite 1 flying over eastward
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Peregrine Falcon (Continental) 1
American Coot 50
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1 flying around near mouth
Mew Gull (American) 40
Western Gull 50
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
California Gull 100
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 75
Mourning Dove 10
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Black Phoebe 12
Steller's Jay 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Bushtit 20
Bewick's Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Hermit Thrush 1
European Starling 75
Cedar Waxwing 35
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 40
Townsend's Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 8
California Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 15
Lincoln's Sparrow 10
White-crowned Sparrow 140
Golden-crowned Sparrow 25
Western Meadowlark 3 on levee below Riverside
Brewer's Blackbird 15
House Finch 80
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 15

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bird List for Upper UCSC, 12/5/09

Location: Upper UCSC
Observation date: 12/5/09
Notes: SCBC field trip; cold and foggy early, then windy; bird
activity mostly fairly low, with little calling; a few species that
were likely present were missed altogether
Number of species: 29

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 soaring near Marshall Field
American Kestrel 1 meadow SE of Marshall Field
Band-tailed Pigeon 4
Anna's Hummingbird 10 including several displaying males
Acorn Woodpecker 6 around granary area by upper water tanks,
and around meadow SE of Marshall

Hairy Woodpecker 2 plus a couple of unseen woodpeckers that
could have been these
Northern Flicker 3 one intergrade type
Pileated Woodpecker 1 heard calling between Chinquapin Road and
7-Springs Trail
Hutton's Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 8
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 3
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 18
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 6
Bewick's Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 10 one flock of at least 5 on Chinquapin
SE of Red Hill intersection, and a few others heard in mixed flocks

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15
Hermit Thrush 5
American Robin 120 many flocks around fruiting madrones,
especially from Red Hill/Chinquapin intersection to Marshall Field area

Varied Thrush 1 near Chinquapin/Red Hill intersection
Wrentit 5
Cedar Waxwing 80 mostly around madrones
Townsend's Warbler 3
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 1 calling near lower edge of Marshall Field
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 25
Purple Finch (Western) 12
Lesser Goldfinch 2

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