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Checklist S24793154

 
Location
Wind Point (Lighthouse and Shoop Park), Racine County, Wisconsin, US
Block: Racine North SE ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:32 PM
Protocol:
Traveling – General
Party Size:
1
Duration:
58 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wood
Comments:
N/A
Species
12 species total
X
2
3

I am not absolutely sure of my identification, but confident enough that I am submitting it. These 3 small grebes were about a quarter mile out near the huge flock of cormorants that were out on the lake. I did not have my scope with me and observed them with 10X42 binoculars under cloudy conditions. They were overall gray on the upperparts and white on the visible underparts. I don't believe they were Eared Grebes because the front of the throat was clean white and the crown seemed fairly flat, not peaked as would be expected on an Eared Grebe. I could not discern the characteristics of the bill except to say it wasn't bulky and triangular as on a Pied-billed Grebe. Since there was no brown on the bird, Pied-billed Grebe can be eliminated. I could not resolve the lower edge of the black on the crown either, so I can't say whether or not it made a sharp separation from the white of the face.
I realize what I have reported here makes accepting this record difficult, so I understand if the ebird team rejects it.

16
3
4
X
X
6
150
3
3

I saw a female goldfinch fly into a small tree at the edge of the golf course. She eventually went to a nest. I saw just part of the head of one hatchling and it appeared to be unfeathered. while she was tending to the young, an adult male, possibly the father was feeding at the lighthouse feeder.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown 1
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes