Field Trip eBird Report – Dixon Lake, Jan 4, 2014

Thank you for your help today with not only finding the birds but with aiding new and visiting birders. Our final number increased when I redid the list, forgot the corvids completely and the bushtits!!! The Canvasback was a lifer for more than one birder. While not a very birdy day, we got good views of most of our feathered friends. The funniest scene was the two coots with the knot-shaped pretzels in their bills swimming off the dock. They didn’t quite know what to do with them.
Until next time,
Sally Sanderson
Dixon Lake, San Diego, US-CA
Jan 4, 2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: This was a Palomar Audubon sponsored bird walk. We walked a loop from the La Honda parking lot to the nearby picnic areas, up the road to the lake, along the northeast shore of the lake back to the picnic areas.
41 species
Gadwall (Anas strepera) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) X
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) X
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) X
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) X
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) X
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) X
American Coot (Fulica americana) X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) X
Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) X
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) X
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) X
Nuttall's Woodpecker (Picoides nuttallii) X
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 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
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) X
Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata) X
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) X
California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum) X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) X
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) X
California Towhee (Melozone crissalis) X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) X
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) X
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) X



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