Sunday, March 25, 2012

Post Park, AM of 25 March 2012

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) X Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) hybrid.

2 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
7 Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
10 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
3 American Coot Fulica americana
2 Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
15 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
10 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
1 Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
8 Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
1 Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis x S. ruber ***
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
1 Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
11 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
3 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
5 Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
3 Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
1 Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
3 Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
1 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
1 Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
4 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
1 Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
10 Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
1 Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
2 Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca
8 Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
16 Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
1 Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
1 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
10 Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
8 Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
2 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
14 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
1 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
8 Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus
2 Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
X Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria - heard

Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher


  1. Thanks Laurence.

    Sifting through photos, that sapsucker appears a Red-naped X Red-breasted hybrid.

    This bird certainly hasn't been at Post Park this whole winter. Also, we did not see it last week.

    Seem's a bit off course but an interesting learning experience. We had some full days of fierce western winds.

    There are MANY Vermilion Flycatchers at Post Park now.