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Th, 30 Jul 09 - Kelso Valley Rd & Piute Mtn Rd

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  • Bob Barnes
    Hi, Another slow late-July birding morning in the southern Sierra Nevada ... c. 40 species in all. 6am-10:45am, Th, 30 Jul 09 - Kelso Valley Rd and Piute Mtn
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      Hi,

      Another slow late-July birding morning in the southern Sierra Nevada
      ... c. 40 species in all.

      6am-10:45am, Th, 30 Jul 09 - Kelso Valley Rd and Piute Mtn Rd

      HIGHLIGHTS: MOUNTAIN QUAIL; SAY'S PHOEBE: at a new location; PINYON
      JAY: A flock of 51 at Landers Meadow; LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE: widespread;
      some fall, southbound migrants (PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, WESTERN
      TANAGER, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK)

      MISSED TARGET SPECIES: Gray Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher,
      Plumbeous Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee,
      Brewer's Sparrow

      FOUND SPECIES LISTS:
      Location #1: Kelso Valley Rd--Frog Spring
      Observation date: 7/30/09
      Notes: LOCATION: Frog Spring; TIME/DATE: 6am-6:50am, Th, 30 Jul
      09; WEATHER: 55.5F, 63% humidity, breeze to 2.5 kph;...
      Number of species: 19

      Mountain Quail 2
      California Quail 9
      Mourning Dove 3
      Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1 In Joshua tree woodland. ID based
      on call. Hybrid making Ladder-backed call not ruled out.
      Nuttall's Woodpecker 1 In riparian woodland at spring. ID
      based on call. Hybrid making Nuttall's call not ruled out.
      Western Wood-Pewee 1
      Black Phoebe 1
      Loggerhead Shrike 1
      Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 1
      Cactus Wren 1
      Bewick's Wren 7
      American Robin 1
      Northern Mockingbird 1
      California Thrasher 1
      California Towhee 1
      Sage Sparrow (Interior) 23
      Black-headed Grosbeak 1
      Bullock's Oriole 1 adult male
      House Finch 1

      This report was generated automatically by eBird
      v2(http://ebird.org/california/)



      Location #2: Kelso Valley Rd--Kelso Creek Sanctuary (while
      listening for Brown-crested Flycatcher continuing presence ... no detection)
      Observation date: 7/30/09
      Notes: Kelso Creek Sanctuary; 6:55am-7:10am, Th, 30 Jul 09;
      Elevation: 3850';...
      Number of species: 5

      California Quail 1
      Mourning Dove 1
      Loggerhead Shrike 1
      Bewick's Wren 2
      California Towhee 3

      This report was generated automatically by eBird
      v2(http://ebird.org/california/)



      Location #3: Kelso Valley Rd--Tunnel Spring
      Observation date: 7/30/09
      Notes: Tunnel Spring (Mile 18); 7:15am-7:50am, Th, 30 Jul 09;
      66.1F, 42% humidity; Elevation: 4300'
      Number of species: 16

      Chukar 3
      California Quail 16
      Cooper's Hawk 1
      Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
      Western Wood-Pewee 1
      Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1 ID based on "see-ip" call.
      Ash-throated Flycatcher 1
      Loggerhead Shrike 1
      Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 2
      Rock Wren 1
      Bewick's Wren 2
      American Robin 2
      Northern Mockingbird 2
      California Towhee 4
      Sage Sparrow (Interior) 14
      Black-headed Grosbeak 2

      This report was generated automatically by eBird
      v2(http://ebird.org/california/)



      Location #4: Piute Mountain Road-East
      Observation date: 7/30/09
      Notes: Piute Mtn Rd from Kelso Valley Road west to the first
      Pacific Crest Trail crossing. 7:55am-10am, Th, 30 Jul 09; Elevation:
      4020'-6680'
      Number of species: 24

      Mountain Quail 4 Visual - all together
      California Quail 40 Single flock
      Red-tailed Hawk 3
      Mourning Dove 20 Includes one flock of 17 individuals
      Nuttall's Woodpecker 2
      Hairy Woodpecker 1
      Northern Flicker 2
      Western Wood-Pewee 7
      Loggerhead Shrike 2
      Steller's Jay 5
      Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 10
      Mountain Chickadee 1
      Oak Titmouse 3
      White-breasted Nuthatch 7
      Pygmy Nuthatch 4
      Rock Wren 1
      Bewick's Wren 3
      Western Bluebird 3
      American Robin 1
      Wrentit 2
      Spotted Towhee 2
      California Towhee 4
      Sage Sparrow (Interior) 4
      House Finch 2

      This report was generated automatically by eBird
      v2(http://ebird.org/california/)



      Location #5: Piute Mtn Rd--Landers Meadow
      Observation date: 7/30/09
      Notes: Lander's Meadow; 10am-10:45am, Th, 30 Jul 09; Elevation: 6400'
      Number of species: 13
      Western Wood-Pewee 4
      Black Phoebe 1
      Say's Phoebe 1 First observation of this species for this location...
      Steller's Jay 3
      Western Scrub-Jay (Coastal) 1
      Pinyon Jay 51 Flock counted while flying from far side of
      Landers Meadow to the observer's near side...
      White-breasted Nuthatch 3
      Pygmy Nuthatch 6
      Western Bluebird 4
      Western Tanager 1
      Chipping Sparrow 2
      Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 1
      Black-headed Grosbeak 1

      This report was generated automatically by eBird
      v2(http://ebird.org/california/)



      Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California


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