December 17 Bird Walk at Live Oak Park and Los Jilgueros Preserve

52 Species, that’s our number and I’m stickin’ to it. After torrential rains on the Friday, we were blessed with the clearest of days, but one of the chilliest as well. This probably kept some members home. We were a group of 23, this included an enthusiastic excitable Italian music professor from Nova Scotia and two ladies trying it out for the first time.

Live Oak did provide the band-tailed pigeon, however, the wood ducks, without a lot more rain, probably won’t be back for quite a while. Lots of titmice, several white-breasted nuthatches and juncos were fun to see.

Los Jigueros gave us many waterbirds from the smallest of ponds including the gallinule and the sora. Half a dozen angry ring-necked ducks were there, with a lesser scaup tagging along with them. The male Bufflehead was, as always, spectacular.

Lunch at our place rounded out the morning nicely.

Here’s our list:

Acorn Woodpecker
American Crow
American Coot
American Robin
American Wigeon
Allen’s Woodpecker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Band-tailed Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Black Phoebe
Cal Towhee
Cassin’s Kingbird
Common Gallinule
Common Yellowthroat
Cooper’s Hawk
Dark-eyed Junco
European Starling
Great Egret
House Finch
Western Bluebird
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Scaup
Mourning Dove
Northern Shoveler
Northern Mockingbird
Nutall’s Woodpecker
Oak Titmouse
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pied Billed Gribe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-necked Duck
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Rudy Duck
Say’s Phoebe
Scrub Jay
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Turkey Vulture
Western Bluebird
Western Scrub Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Flyin’ High,

Doug Walkley

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