Sunday, October 9, 2011

Post Park, Oct. 9, 2011

In just over one hour, an easy perusal of Post Park turned up a few "first of season" birds, including Red-naped Sapsucker, Green-tailed Towhee, Eastern Phoebe and an occasional visitor to the park, Rock Wren.

It has been almost a year since we last recorded Black Phoebe at the park; it's usually a guaranteed spot for them but we are concerned that the freeze and drought may have pushed them out for a while.

15 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
1 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
1 Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
2 American Coot Fulica americana
X Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus (heard)
10 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
15 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
1 Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
1 hummingbird sp. Trochilidae sp.
10 Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
1 Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
2 Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus (heard)
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) Colaptes auratus (possible hybrid)
1 Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
1 Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
2 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
2 Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
3 Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
1 Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
40 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) Setophaga coronata auduboni
2 Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
2 Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
3 Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca
1 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
50 Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
5 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
1 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus

Total: 28 species (+1 other taxa) total

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