Curlybird: Pat B.: Curlybird:
Wish I had more interesting ones like the above posters!
Curly - I lived in Southern Cal. (mostly in HB, BTW) for over 60 years and never once saw any Wren, let alone a Rock Wren. Maybe I was just oblivious?
Really? I've seen Marsh, Bewick's, and House Wrens before but never a Rock Wren! Of course, being unemployed for the past month and having a LOT of free time to go birding helps too!
I got House Wren and Bewick's Wren in So-cal... but I live in Colorado, and have only got Rock Wren and Marsh Wren here. I also got Wrentit in California, if that counts in a wrenish sort of way (W.i.n.o.-Wren In Name Only)
Oh as for the list... different in Summer and Winter
Year round weekly:
House Finch, House Sparrow, Starling, Black-billed Magpie, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Flicker, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Robin, Am. Crow
Western Kingbird, Swainson's Hawk, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mourning Dove, Common Grackle, Lesser & American Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird
Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Bald Eagle, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee
Usually get Blue Jay weekly only during Spring and Fall.
Not very impressive, so that's why I go out of my way (and sometimes way out of my way) to get birds!! Severe nausea (including some vomiting) for 6 hours out of a 12 hour boat ride [Pelagic Birding Trip] was a pain in the butt, but I got 14 lifers out of it (my two favorites: South Polar Skua and Red-billed Tropicbird). If you ever get a shot at seeing Red-billed Tropicbird, I highly recommend it-absolutely beautiful. That is one bird you are not likely to see on a weekly basis
Lifelist: 343 (340 starting 11/12/2010)
Most Recent: Roseate Spoonbill, Western Sandpiper