Checklist S59839225

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Owner Mark Patry

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  • 1.5 km
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 9
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. Greater/Lesser Scaup

    Number observed: 2

    Details: Flying upriver

  4. Number observed: 6

    Details: Leaving as I arrived

  5. Number observed: 4
  6. Number observed: 1

    Details: I spotted this small bird with my binoculars about 50m offshore in the waves, feeding in a foam slick. I knew immediately that it was a phalarope based on its erratic swimming behaviour. I then got my scope on it, and noted it’s relatively short thick bill, much thicker and shorter than that of a red-necked phalarope - I am basing my ID primarily on the bill shape. It’s back pattern was inconclusive, the bird was in and out of sight (waves), I thought I saw some grey, but the bird was getting farther away. The bird was likely moulting, its back was definitely not all grey. It also had a pinkish/reddish/brownish wash on the lower part of its head and its neck.

  7. Number observed: 10
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 5
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 3
  15. Number observed: 1