Guajome trip Report

It was a lovely day in the neighborhood as twenty-seven birders took to the hills to discover as many species as they could before lunch. The total: 54, excluding a basketball and tennis ball, both of which were in excellent condition. This count was much better than the previous year, but shy of the 2014 count of 57. Of our group, seven were newcomers to our outings, although one couple were National members. It was good to see Marj Freda out whom we had been missing for a few months. The temperature was just right and we think a couple of red-shouldered hawks thought so too as they chose to mate in plain view of our scopes. Jack Friery will swear that in addition to this fine list he also clearly identified a Western Flycatcher and a Common Raven, but then again, you know Jack. Max also really wanted to put down a California Thrasher, but for the lack of additional eyes on the subject, he declined. We were all treated to doughnut holes and pink lemonade at the end our sojourn. Guajome is one of those sites that lends itself perfectly to such frivolity. Here’s our list:
54 Species 48 Species 57 Species
February 5, 2015 January 24, 2015 January 25, 2014
Canada Goose
Mallard Mallard
Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck Ruddy Duck Ruddy Duck
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe Pied-billed Grebe Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe Eared Grebe
American Bittern (H)
Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture Turkey Vulture Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
White-tailed Kite
Cooper’s Hawk Cooper’s Hawk Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel American Kestrel
Common Gallinule Common Gallinule Common Gallinule
American Coot American Coot American Coot
Western Gull Western Gull
Ring-billed Gull Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon Rock Pigeon Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove Mourning Dove Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner (3) Greater Roadrunner
Anna’s Hummingbird Anna’s Hummingbird Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird Allen’s Hummingbird Allen’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker Nuttall’s Woodpecker Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker Northern Flicker Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe Black Phoebe Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe Say’s Phoebe Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird Cassin’s Kingbird Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Scrub-Jay Western Scrub-Jay Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow American Crow American Crow
Common Raven Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Bushtit Bushtit Bushtit
Bewick’s Wren Bewick’s Wren
House Wren House Wren
Marsh Wren (H) Marsh Wren Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-grey Knatcatcher
Western Bluebird Western Bluebird Western Bluebird
Wrentit Wrentit
Northern Mockingbird Northern Mockingbird Northern Mockingbird
European Starling European Starling European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler Orange-crowned Warbler Orange-crowned Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat Common Yellowthroat Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler
California Towhee California Towhee California Towhee
Song Sparrow Song Sparrow Song Sparrow
White=crowned Sprrow White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle Great-tailed Grackle Great-tailed Grackle
House-Finch House-Finch House-Finch
Lesser Goldfinch Lesser Goldfinch Lesser Goldfinch
Flying high as usual
Doug Walkley
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