Sunday, November 28, 2010

Henry Cowell State Park, 11/28/10

above: Varied Thrush
 below: Pileated Woodpecker contemplates its next meal--madrone berries
photos by David Sidle

Location:     Henry Cowell SP- eastern
Observation date:     11/28/10
Notes:     Campground and walk to observation deck
Number of species:     26
gull sp.     1
Anna's Hummingbird     8
Acorn Woodpecker     8
Nuttall's Woodpecker     1
Hairy Woodpecker     1
Pileated Woodpecker     1
Hutton's Vireo     2
Steller's Jay     1
Western Scrub-Jay     2
American Crow     1
Common Raven     1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee     14
Oak Titmouse     1
Bushtit     12
Pygmy Nuthatch     12
Brown Creeper     1
Bewick's Wren     1
Winter Wren     1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     5
American Robin     1
Varied Thrush     4
Wrentit     1
Cedar Waxwing     15
Townsend's Warbler     1
Spotted Towhee     5
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)     11
Purple Finch     1

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Neary Lagoon , 11/26/10














Swamp Sparrow (top and center) and Palm Warbler (below);
Photos by David Sidle; click on image for larger view

Location: Neary Lagoon
Observation date: 11/26/10
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 56
Wood Duck 12
Mallard 30
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Merlin 1
American Coot 35
Western Gull 5
California Gull 15
gull sp. 20 various gulls flying over
Rock Pigeon 80
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1
Mourning Dove 10
Anna's Hummingbird 4
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 7
Steller's Jay 7 most in Laurel Creek
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 10
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Laurel Creek
Bewick's Wren 4
Marsh Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Hermit Thrush 12
American Robin 7
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 30
American Pipit 1 flew over
Cedar Waxwing 15
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 25
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1 Laurel Creek; brief glimpses
Townsend's Warbler 12
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Spotted Towhee 1
California Towhee 8
Fox Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1 near Blackburn Street
White-crowned Sparrow 30
Golden-crowned Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 8
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 3
Brewer's Blackbird 5
Purple Finch (Western) 12
House Finch 30
Lesser Goldfinch 3
American Goldfinch 60 
House Sparrow 5
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Red-breasted Nuthatch and Sharp-shinned Hawk
photos by David Sidle

Friday, November 19, 2010

Natural Bridges and vicinity , 11/19/10

Scenes from the day, photos by Wendy Naruo
(click on image for a larger view)
Species pictured include: Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin (Prairie),
Western Scrub-Jay, Greater Yellowlegs, Black-bellied Plover,
Sanderling, Whimbrel, Mew Gull, Heerman's Gull, Golden-crowned Sparrow,
Fox Sparrow, Wrentit, Brewer's Sparrow, Greater White-fronted Goose,
Northern Flicker, Cooper's Hawk, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brewer's Blackbird,
Anna's Hummingbird, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Burrowing Owl,
California Thrasher, Black Oystercatcher, Surfbird, Common Loon, Say's Phoebe,
Surf Scoter, Pacific Loon, Red-throated Loon, Ring-necked Duck, Green Heron,
Glaucous-winged Gull, Western X Glaucous-winged Gull hybrid, Western Gull,
Black Turnstone, Downy Woodpecker
Bird Lists
Location: Santa Cruz-Lower Westside
Observation date: 11/19/10
Notes: SCBC field trip; includes Natural Bridges, Antonelli
Pond/Homeless Garden Area, and vicinity of Natural Bridges
Drive N to railroad tracks and in weedy lots to the east
Number of species: 89
Greater White-fronted Goose 1  N. Bridges butterfly pond
Snow Goose 1 flew over Antonelli Pond toward SW
American Wigeon 3 Antonelli Pond
Mallard 25
Ring-necked Duck 2 Antonelli Pond
Surf Scoter 100 off Natural Bridges Beach
Ruddy Duck 2 Antonelli Pond
California Quail 35
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Brown Pelican 20
Brandt's Cormorant 15
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 1
Green Heron 1 Antonelli Pond
Cooper's Hawk 1 Antonelli Pond
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
American Kestrel 4 all in view at once at Antonelli Pond
Merlin (Prairie) 1 Natural Bridges
Virginia Rail 1 called atAntonelli Pond
American Coot 40
Black-bellied Plover 12
Killdeer 4
Black Oystercatcher 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1 Moore Creek Lagoon
Whimbrel (American) 14
Long-billed Curlew 1 heard calling
Marbled Godwit 1
Black Turnstone 4
Sanderling 80
Heermann's Gull 40
Mew Gull (American) 10
Ring-billed Gull 3
Western Gull 20
California Gull 25
Rock Pigeon 75
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 Natural Bridges
Nuttall's Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Black Phoebe 12
Say's Phoebe 2
Steller's Jay 5
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 12
American Crow 30
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 25
Oak Titmouse 4
Bushtit 40
Pygmy Nuthatch 20
Brown Creeper 1 Antonelli Pond
Bewick's Wren 12
House Wren 6 5 at Natural Bridges, 1at Antonelli
Winter Wren (Western) 1 "marker #6" at N. Bridges
Marsh Wren 2 Antonelli
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15
Hermit Thrush 15
American Robin 3
Wrentit 10 including 6 close together at N. Bridges
Northern Mockingbird 3
California Thrasher 2
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 35
Townsend's Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 2
Spotted Towhee 7
California Towhee 20
Brewer's Sparrow 1 E of Natural Bridges Dr.
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 8
Song Sparrow 12
Lincoln's Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 100
Golden-crowned Sparrow 75
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 25
Brewer's Blackbird 50
Purple Finch (Western) 2
House Finch 40
Pine Siskin 1
Lesser Goldfinch 3
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 5
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Location: Younger Lagoon
Observation date: 11/19/10
Notes: SCBC field trip
Number of species: 20
Northern Pintail 6
Bufflehead 3
White-tailed Kite 1
American Coot 2
Burrowing Owl 1
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Black Phoebe 2
Bewick's Wren 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 3
Wrentit 1
California Thrasher 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Spotted Towhee 1
California Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
House Finch 2
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Location: Terrace Pt.
Observation date: 11/19/10
Number of species: 31
Surf Scoter 35
Red-throated Loon 10
Pacific Loon 50
Common Loon 5
loon sp. 300 large numbers of migrating loons
Pied-billed Grebe 1 swimming on the ocean
Eared Grebe 1
Western/Clark's Grebe 8
Brown Pelican 5
Brandt's Cormorant 15
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-bellied Plover 1
Black Oystercatcher 2
Whimbrel (American) 1
Black Turnstone 4
Surfbird 38
Red Phalarope 1 swimming off the overlook
Heermann's Gull 10
Western Gull 25
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 3
California Gull 15
Glaucous-winged Gull 3
Rock Pigeon 10
Mourning Dove 2
Black Phoebe 2
European Starling 10
California Towhee 2
Song Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 5
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Arana Gulch, 11/12/10

Location: Arana Gulch Open Space
Observation date: 11/12/10
Number of species: 46

Pied-billed Grebe 1 N end of harbor
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 2
American Kestrel 1
Western Gull 1 N end of harbor
gull sp. 15 flying over
Rock Pigeon 20
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Mourning Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Black Phoebe 7
Say's Phoebe 1
Hutton's Vireo 2
Steller's Jay 5
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 10
American Crow 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 2
Bushtit 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 heard only
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 1
Bewick's Wren 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Hermit Thrush 5
American Robin 2
Wrentit 1
Northern Mockingbird 10
European Starling 20
Cedar Waxwing 25
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 heard calling and glimpsed
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 20
Townsend's Warbler 5
Spotted Towhee 7
California Towhee 15
Fox Sparrow 5 heard only
Song Sparrow 7
Lincoln's Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20
Dark-eyed Junco 1 possible Slate-colored, but not seen well
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5
Purple Finch 2
House Finch 40
American Goldfinch 10
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Friday, November 5, 2010

West Cliff Drive area , 11/5/10

Areas covered included the central portion of West Cliff Drive,
Lighthouse Field State Beach, and Bethany Curve Park
Observation date: 11/5/10
Number of species: 57

Surf Scoter 50 mostly in Mitchell's Cove area
loon sp. 5 flying well offshore
Eared Grebe 2
Western Grebe 30
Brown Pelican 70
Brandt's Cormorant 35
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Pelagic Cormorant 8
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
American Kestrel 3
Whimbrel (American) 1
Black Turnstone 14
Surfbird 2
Heermann's Gull 15
Mew Gull (American) 20
Western Gull 30
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1
California Gull 15
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Elegant Tern 10 flying close to shore E of Columbia near mid-day
Rock Pigeon 30
Eurasian Collared-Dove 25
Mourning Dove 4
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 Lighthouse Field, in cypress
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 8
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 15
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 20
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Bethany Curve Park near West Cliff
Pygmy Nuthatch 12
Bewick's Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Hermit Thrush 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 35
Cedar Waxwing 20
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Bethany Curve near Plateau
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 25
Townsend's Warbler 8
Spotted Towhee 1
California Towhee 8
Song Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Western Meadowlark 1
Brewer's Blackbird 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 25
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 5
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