A great day yesterday–sunny and warm, visitors from out-of-town, some new birders and some old ones. Thanks for the help. We misssed the White-tailed Kite but had great views of a Ferruginous Hawk, a first timer for me at this location. The ID stumped most of us. Luckily we had some experts with us. And the last species of the day–two Amer. White Pelicans flying over the parking lot, just like last year, made our day. If you spot any errors, please contact me.
Palomar Mt. Apple Day is going on today. The State Park entrance fee is waived for the event.
Daley Ranch, San Diego, US-CA Oct 26, 2013 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: This was a Palomar Audubon Society sponsored walk. Our purpose was not to count each species we saw. 47 species (+1 other taxa) Gadwall (Anas strepera) X American Wigeon (Anas americana) X Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X California Quail (Callipepla californica) X American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) X Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) X Great Egret (Ardea alba) X Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) X Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) X Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) X Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) X American Coot (Fulica americana) X Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) X Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus/sasin) X Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) X Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) X Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) X Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) X Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) X Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) X Cassin's Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) X Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) X American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) X Common Raven (Corvus corax) X Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) X Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) X White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) X House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) X Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) X Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) X Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) X Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) X Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) X American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) X European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) X Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) X Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) X California Towhee (Melozone crissalis) X Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) X Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) X White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) X Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) X House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) X View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15502723