Lake Hodges Trip Report 9/28/19

25 birders endured periodic drizzle to encounter 53 species today, exactly matching the number of species found a year ago in somewhat better weather. The number of birders dwindled to 6 at the end, but we ended up with another half-dozen species to complete the list. Here it is:

Ruddy Duck
California quail (H)
Western grebe
Clark’s grebe
Double crested cormorant
Great blue heron
Great egret
Snowy egret
Black-crowned night heron
Turkey vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered hawk
Red-tailed hawk
American kestrel
American coot
Spotted sandpiper
Ring-billed gull
Forster’s Tern
Mourning dove
Anna’s hummingbird
Belted kingfisher
Acorn woodpecker
Nuttal’s woodpecker
Downy woodpecker (H)
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Black phoebe
Say’s phoebe
Cassin’s kingbird
California scrub jay
American crow
Common raven
Oak titmouse
White-breasted nuthatch
Bewick’s wren (H)
Northern mockingbird
California thrasher
European starling
Orange-crowned warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted towhee
California towhee
Savannah sparrow
Song sparrow
White-crowned sparrow
Red-winged blackbird
Great-tailed grackle
House finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Scaly-breasted munia

Leader: Hal Benham

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