Coyote Hills Regional Park Observation 9/19/10


Laurie <fair80@...>
 

The morning was warm and overcast. The afternoon was cloudy and hot. A spectacular day. Favorite time: on top of Lizard Rock with panoramic view, listening to little jet fighters (shovelers) coming in to splash down in the North Marsh. Many ground squirrels around the visitor's center, and one striped skunk snuffling under an oak tree.
Number of species: 53

Canada Goose 2
Gadwall 1
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 135
Cinnamon Teal 8
Northern Shoveler 2500 no males in full alternate plumage
Northern Pintail 1000 Wonderful! many eclipse males assuming breeding plumage. Females, juveniles. Not one full male.
Green-winged Teal (American) 17
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Pied-billed Grebe 3
American White Pelican 175
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 10
Snowy Egret 10
Turkey Vulture 8
White-tailed Kite 14
Northern Harrier 3
Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 6
American Kestrel 1 Driven from perch by Western Scrub Jay
Sora 1
Common Moorhen 3
American Coot 4
Killdeer 10
Black-necked Stilt 120
American Avocet 38
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Western Sandpiper 108
Least Sandpiper 84
Long-billed Dowitcher 4
California Gull 4
Mourning Dove 8
Anna's Hummingbird 11
Nuttall's Woodpecker 4
Willow Flycatcher 2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6
Black Phoebe 21
Western Scrub-Jay 15
Barn Swallow 40
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1
Bushtit 30
Bewick's Wren 3
Marsh Wren 21
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Spotted Towhee 2
California Towhee 6
Song Sparrow 16
White-crowned Sparrow 16
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 13
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored) 13
House Finch 71
American Goldfinch 5

Laurie Graham & Jeff Fairclough
South San Francisco

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