Palomar Birding at Whelan Lake, October 21, 2018

The day started out refreshingly cool and ended on the hot side, making our lunch pitstop at the Pitstop that much more enjoyable. We had an enthusiastic crowd of 27 birders that eventually found 56 species. No, it did not challenge last fall’s all time record of 72 species, but still a rewarding number. Missing, amoungst others, are the ever present wood ducks, our common loggerhead shrike and the barn owl in the barn.

Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
tern sp.
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Hutton’s Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
gnatcatcher sp.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Califor nia Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Until next time, still flyin’ high,
Doug Walkley

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