Friday, January 28, 2011

Natural Bridges SB and vicinity , 1/28/11












Location: Natural Bridges SB
Observation date: 1/28/11
Number of species: 69

Greater White-fronted Goose 5 flock circled over the beach
Canada Goose 3
Surf Scoter 50
Red-breasted Merganser 1
California Quail 12
Horned Grebe 1
Western/Clark's Grebe 10
Brandt's Cormorant 40 several displaying and nest building
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Pelagic Cormorant 2
Brown Pelican 75
Great Blue Heron 1
Snowy Egret 6
White-tailed Kite 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 2
Black-bellied Plover 12
Black Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Whimbrel (American) 20
Black Turnstone 20
Surfbird 25
Sanderling 35
Heermann's Gull 1
Mew Gull (American) 5
Ring-billed Gull 2
Western Gull 30
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 5
California Gull 20
Herring Gull (American) 1
Glaucous-winged Gull 5
Rock Pigeon 10
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Red-breasted Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Black Phoebe 3
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 8
American Crow 30
Common Raven 4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 20
Pygmy Nuthatch 20
Bewick's Wren 10
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15
Wrentit 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
California Thrasher 2
European Starling 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 35
Townsend's Warbler 12
Spotted Towhee 4
California Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1
Song Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Golden-crowned Sparrow 35
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 2
Brewer's Blackbird 20
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 10
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Location: Antonelli Pond
Observation date: 1/28/11
Number of species: 30

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 swimming with Canada Geese
Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 4
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye 2
Ruddy Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
American Coot 7
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Northern Flicker 1
Black Phoebe 3
Say's Phoebe 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 5
Bewick's Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
European Starling 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 10
Common Yellowthroat 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 6
Song Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 10
Golden-crowned Sparrow 20
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 10
Brewer's Blackbird 5
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2
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Friday, January 14, 2011

West Cliff Drive and vicinity, 1/14/11

Location: Santa Cruz- Bethany, Mitchell's Cove, Lighthouse
Observation date: 1/14/11
Notes: SCBC field trip; walked up then down the coast from

 Woodrow, then made a circle in Lighthouse Field, then back
along Pelton to Bethany Curve
Number of species: 60
Surf Scoter 50
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Red-throated Loon 2
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 1
Eared Grebe 3
Western Grebe 2
Western/Clark's Grebe 15
Brandt's Cormorant 30
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Pelagic Cormorant 8
Brown Pelican 100
Snowy Egret 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1
Black Oystercatcher 1
Black Turnstone 20
Surfbird 18
Sanderling 30
Rock Sandpiper 1 W of Woodrow
Heermann's Gull 2
Mew Gull (American) 35
Western Gull 100
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 50
California Gull 100
Herring Gull (American) 5
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 1
Thayer's Gull 4
Glaucous-winged Gull 75
Rock Pigeon 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 4
Mourning Dove 6
Anna's Hummingbird 10
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black Phoebe 4
Hutton's Vireo 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 4
American Crow 20
Common Raven 1
Barn Swallow 3 flew by in early morning
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Oak Titmouse 3
Bushtit 35
Pygmy Nuthatch 10
Bewick's Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12
Hermit Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 300
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 50
Townsend's Warbler 20
Common Yellowthroat 1
California Towhee 10
Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 15
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 40
Brewer's Blackbird 60
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 30
House Sparrow 20
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Friday, January 7, 2011

San Lorenzo River , 1/7/11
































Hammond's Flycatcher, photos by Barry McLaughlin
See notes in list below for details of identification
Location: San Lorenzo River
Observation date: 1/7/11
Notes: SCBC field trip- walked from San Lorenzo Park

     S of Soquel to check  gull roost, then north to
     pedestrian bridge just S of Hwy 1,
     then back on W levee to San Lorenzo Park
Number of species: 50

Greater White-fronted Goose 3 continuing trio
Mallard 150
Bufflehead 4
Common Goldeneye 1
Common Merganser 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (California) 1
American Coot 35
Killdeer 1
Mew Gull (American) 40
Western Gull 30
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 20
California Gull 150
Herring Gull (American) 4
Thayer's Gull 1 adult
Glaucous-winged Gull 10
Glaucous Gull 1 continuing first cycle
Rock Pigeon 25
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 5
Anna's Hummingbird 5
Hammond's Flycatcher 1 in willows across from San Lorenzo
     Park; well studied, close views and photographed; (very
     long primary projection; tiny, narrow bill with mostly or
     all-dark lower mandible; dark gray face contrasting with
     olive-green on the rest of upperparts; gray throat; large
     headed proportions; eye-ring contrasted with dark face;
     rather deep yellow on belly;  "vested" look to the
     underparts; notched tail, flicked upwards; did not
     vocalize during observation)
Black Phoebe 8
Steller's Jay 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 5
American Crow 20
Common Raven 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 15
Oak Titmouse 4
Bushtit 20
House Wren 1 on levee N of Water Street
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 20
Townsend's Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
California Towhee 7
Song Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 40
Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
Brewer's Blackbird 10
House Finch 35
Lesser Goldfinch 5
American Goldfinch 15
House Sparrow 10
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