- 12/9/07 Lake Cleone - MacKerricher State Park
9 -10:45 am 40F at 9 am
On or Near the Lake
100+ American Coots
5 Double-crested Cormorants
Buffleheads, 4 female, 4 male
1 Eared Grebe, non-breeding plumage
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Great Blue Heron
About 12 Scaups, Greater or Lesser
1 Northern Harrier soaring low over the lake
About two dozen Western Gulls
Other gulls not able to ID
Tidal Pond West of Lake
1 Pacific Loon
Trail Around the Lake
Flock of Chestnut-backed Chickadees in trees
Flock of House Finches in trees
1 Common Raven
5 Stellars Jays
1 Acorn Woodpecker
1 Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers, very active in trees south of the
1 Red-tailed Hawk perched in dead tree on south side of lake
1 Turkey Vulture soaring overhead
- Yesterday afternoon 9/4 at Lake Cleone, both Summer Tanagers were present at the same location described by previous observers, the small clearing on the north side of the lake where the trail changes from boardwalk to asphalt. The tanagers came in together at 1:20pm. Both of them were still feeding when we left about 20 minutes later.
- Walked around Lake Cleone 12/14/09.
I saw a strange looking bird on the south side of the lake, on the water in the a sheltered cove. To me it resembled a common moorhen. But that makes no sense.
Saw a river otter in water on north side of lake, near boardwalk.
1 femle northern shoveler on west side of lake
Yellow-rumped warblers myrtle population
1 Eurasian collared-dove
1 female varied thrush from the dirt path on south side of lake
6 male and 6 female Ring-necked ducks on the west side of the lake
- On the trail around Lake Cleone, August 28, 2010, 1;35 P.M. tO 3:30, Cloudy skies, slight breeze.
Mallards, Brewer's blackbirds, 1 osprey, 1 Great blue heron, 1 Pied-billed grebe, Barn and Violet-green swallows, 3 Turkey vultures, 3 Common ravens, 1 marsh wren (heard), Western gulls, 1 Heerman's gull among the Western gulls on the lake (1st winter, brown, pale bill), 1 song sparrow, 1 male downy woodpecker, 40+ Cedar waxwings perched at top of dead pines near pumphouse, Chestnut-backed chickadees, 1 Western scrub jay, 1 male Wilson's warbler, 1 mourning dove, possibly 4 Band-tailed pigeons, Steller's Jays, 2 Vaux's swifts, 1 male Anna's hummingbird (heard others), and 1 Double-crested cormorant flying overhead.