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12/5/10: Mtn Quail, Merlin, Willi Sap, Eve Beaks, etc.

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  • Bob Barnes
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2010
      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
      (9:00am-12:30pm)
      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
      v2(http://ebird.org/california/)

      Bob Barnes, Ridgecrest, Kern County, California
      24/7 cell phone number: 760-382-1260


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