Trip report for O'Melveny Park Bird Walk 
on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Number of participants: 37 + 2 leaders
Start time 8:05am
Finish time 10:05am
Distance covered: 1.0 mile
Weather:  sunny and breezy with gusts up to 15 mph

Breezy and gusty conditions made birding a bit of a challenging, but we were still able to find some good birds.  Highlight of the day was watching a Red-breasted Sapsucker excavating a weep hole - at eye level and only 5' away!  The bird seemed to care less about our presents, allowing close study of its plumage - down to the individual white feather behind its eye. Other highlights were the large flock of White-throated Swifts hunting above Bee Canyon and an aerial dogfight between a Common Raven and Cooper's Hawk, with the Cooper's Hawk seemingly having the upper-hand.

33 species

Cooper's Hawk  
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove  
White-throated Swift  
Anna's Hummingbird  
Allen's Hummingbird  
Acorn Woodpecker  
Red-breasted Sapsucker  
Nuttall's Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker
Black Phoebe  
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow  
Common Raven  
Oak Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch  
House Wren  
Bewick's Wren  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wrentit - heard only
Hermit Thrush  
Northern Mockingbird  
European Starling  
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)  
California Towhee  
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
A high-flying bird's view of an oasis in the middle of parched hills...

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