12/5/10: Mtn Quail, Merlin, Willi Sap, Eve Beaks, etc.
- Time/Day/Date: 7:50am-12:30pm, Sunday, December 5, 2010
Coverage: Kern River Preserve Headquarters in Weldon (7:50am-8:02am),
Kern Valley Vulture Watch Site (8:07am-8:12am), Piute Mountain Road
Observer: Bob Barnes
Highlights: MOUNTAIN QUAIL-2, MERLIN-1, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER-1,
LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER-1, CACTUS WREN-3, CASSIN'S FINCH-6, EVENING GROSBEAK-9
eBird report of all species and numbers for Piute Mountain Road
coverage follows now...
Location: Piute Mtn Rd--East
Observation date: 12/5/10
Notes: 9:00am-12:30pm. 51F. First 7 miles of Piute Mtn. Rd. west
from Kelso Valley Rd. The first 5.5 miles were by car, The last 1.5
miles were on foot on a road with several long snowy/icy patches.
Number of species: 25
* Mountain Quail 2
* Red-tailed Hawk 1
* Merlin 1 (male plumage)
* Mourning Dove 2
* Acorn Woodpecker 3
* Williamson's Sapsucker 1 (female plumage) NOTE: Just
beyond mile 5.5.
* Downy Woodpecker 1
* Hairy Woodpecker 6
* Northern Flicker 14
* Steller's Jay 25
* Western Scrub-Jay 9
* Common Raven 16
* Mountain Chickadee 11
* Oak Titmouse 1
* Red-breasted Nuthatch 21
* White-breasted Nuthatch 8
* Pygmy Nuthatch 3
* Western Bluebird 23
* Wrentit 1
* Phainopepla 2
* Spotted Towhee 10 Including a flock of 4 together in a
single small bush...
* Dark-eyed Junco 65
* Cassin's Finch 6 A flock of 4 at top of one tree plus 2
more in another tree with the 9 Evening Grosbeaks.
* Pine Siskin 1
* Evening Grosbeak 9 Nine together at the top of a burned
tree in burn area ... 4.0 miles west up Piute Mtn. Rd. from Kelso Valley Rd.
The above report was generated automatically by eBird
Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
24/7 cell phone number: 760-382-1260
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