Lake Hodges East/Bernardo Bay Field Trip Report

We had clear sky and temperatures in the high eighties.  Twenty birders joined us for the walk.  The vegetation was very dry, and we did not see many birds until we got closer to the lake.  The most unusual sighting was of a Western Grebe that was mostly white with gray patches:

Photo by ru Zhow

Even this late in the year, the Clark’s & Western Grebes were performing their courtship displays.  I saw 3 rushes, and I’m sure there were more.

Species: 38
American Wigeon
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Anna’s Hummingbird
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
American Crow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
California Thrasher
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
California Towhee
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Leader:  Jeff Ebright

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