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Posted by: atowhee | March 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO GALLERY AND CHECKLISTS

Some pictures from two days of San Francisco field trips…and checklists from March 18:COYOTE-PRESIDIOAbove: coyote, mid-afternoon in Presidio near El Polin.  Below: raven shares opinion.CROAKIMG_9076Introduced turtles, Spreckels Lake.INVASIV TURTLESPW LOWTWO ABOARDBEEANOTHUS
Ceanothus below; bee-anothus above.CEANOgbh looks downgbh looks down2RSH LOUD

Besides the Merlin at El Polin highlihghts included many good views of Allen’s males, pair of Cinnamon Teal at wooden footbridge, Lake Merced, Sora calling there, and Mockingbird serenade at Lobos Dunes.

Lake Merced Area, San Francisco, California, US
Mar 18, 2018. 28 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas)  X
Cinnamon Teal  2
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  X
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)  X
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)  X
Clark’s Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)  X
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  2
Sora–heard only
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)  X
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  X
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  X
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  X
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)  X     nest building
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  X
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  X
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus)  X

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, US
Mar 18, 2018.  37 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas)  X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  2
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  X
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  X
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)  1     Spreckels Lake
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  X
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) (Buteo jamaicensis calurus/alascensis)  X
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  X
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)  1
White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  X
Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)  X
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  X
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  X
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus)  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  X
Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)  X
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
California Towhee (Melozone crissalis)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X

Presidio–Lobos Creek and Dunes Restoration Area, San Francisco, California, US
Mar 18, 2018. 10 species

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  X
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  X

Presidio–Tennessee Hollow, San Francisco, California, US
Mar 18, 2018 . Comments:     includes El Polin Spring restoration area
8 species

Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)  X
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X

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