October 2012


This dramatic video is of two deer caught up in some old telephone line near Corralitos (not within the watershed). One of the bucks in the video is dead and the rescuer frees the other.

 

Here’s a link to whole story: http://wildrescue.blogspot.com/2012/10/two-bucks.html

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Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Oct 26, 2012 9:05 AM – 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  12
Northern Pintail  3
Bufflehead  3
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Western Grebe  3
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Pelagic Cormorant  1
Brown Pelican  5
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  5
Turkey Vulture  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Willet  9
Marbled Godwit  6
peep sp.  26
Ring-billed Gull  3
Western Gull  3
Acorn Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  9
Tree Swallow  2
Bushtit  7
Bewick’s Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  1
California Towhee  3
White-crowned Sparrow  8
Western Meadowlark  2
House Finch  7
Lesser Goldfinch  6

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Oct 19, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
44 species

Mallard  9
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Western Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Pelagic Cormorant  1
American White Pelican  9
Brown Pelican  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Snowy Egret  12
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Black-bellied Plover  1
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  4
Marbled Godwit  8
Least Sandpiper  5
Western Gull  4
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  2
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  2
Steller’s Jay  1
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  27
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  4
Oak Titmouse  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Bewick’s Wren  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  5
Common Yellowthroat  1
Townsend’s Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  1
California Towhee  6
Song Sparrow  6
White-crowned Sparrow  8
Golden-crowned Sparrow  5
House Finch  9

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Oct 15, 2012 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
21 species

California Quail  4
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  6
Nuttall’s Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Steller’s Jay  1
Western Scrub-Jay  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Oak Titmouse  4
Bushtit  9
Bewick’s Wren  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Black-throated Gray Warbler  1
Townsend’s Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  1
California Towhee  3
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  1

This week we had our first rain of the year and this is what the trails looked like the next morning.  Pillbugs!  You know, rolly pollies.

This shot was taken by Dave Feliz our Reserve Manager 10/12/12.

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Oct 12, 2012 9:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
41 species

Mallard  7
Pied-billed Grebe  4
Double-crested Cormorant  28
Brown Pelican  7
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  17
Snowy Egret  22
Turkey Vulture  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Killdeer  2
Willet  1
Western Gull  5
Elegant Tern  7
Mourning Dove  3
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  3
Black Phoebe  3
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  8
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  5
Oak Titmouse  2
Bushtit  9
Bewick’s Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Wrentit  2
Western Bluebird  6
Hermit Thrush  1
California Thrasher  1
European Starling  9
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Townsend’s Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  1
California Towhee  3
Song Sparrow  7
White-crowned Sparrow  9
House Finch  13

Elkhorn Slough Reserve (NERR), Monterey, US-CA
Oct 4, 2012 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
33 species

Mallard  8
Double-crested Cormorant  42
American White Pelican  9
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet  5
Western Gull  4
Elegant Tern  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Acorn Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  1
Black Phoebe  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
Western Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  6
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  5
Oak Titmouse  4
Bushtit  13
Bewick’s Wren  1
Wrentit  3
Western Bluebird  2
Townsend’s Warbler  1
Spotted Towhee  3
California Towhee  4
Song Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  11
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  8