Checklist S19962761

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Owner Ian Cruickshank

Traveling
  • 1
  • 3 km
Comments

sunny, calm winds, 10-15' C.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 193

    Comments: multiple flocks flying S and SE, plus several groups on the ground.

  2. Number observed: 51
  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: male flying over the station - quite rare here.

  4. Number observed: 5
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 24

    Comments: flying east in small groups

  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 225
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 9
  14. Number observed: 8
  15. godwit sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Frustratingly poor views of a very distant small godwit on the shoreline in mist and low light before census; no sign of it later in the morning. Impression was of a significantly smaller bird than Marbled, brown and perhaps fairly evenly streaked overall. Never saw spread wings or tail and impossible to get anything more than a vague impression of plumage and size/shape with the distance and bad viewing conditions. Could easily have been a Bar-tailed but impossible to rule out Hudwit or even Black-tailed.

  16. Number observed: 175
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 155
  19. Number observed: 48
  20. Number observed: 16
  21. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  22. Number observed: 25
  23. Number observed: 80
  24. Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: X
  25. gull sp.

    Number observed: 30
  26. Number observed: 6
  27. Number observed: 110

    Comments: most flying east

  28. Number observed: 11
  29. Number observed: 27
  30. cormorant sp.

    Number observed: 7
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 420
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 14
  35. Number observed: 2
  36. Number observed: 1

    Comments: light adult.

  37. Number observed: 11
  38. Number observed: 2
  39. Number observed: 1
  40. Number observed: 5
  41. Number observed: 4
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 18
  44. Number observed: 1
  45. Number observed: 2

    Comments: one calling (peek), the other seen well (fresh plumage with bold wingbars, long primary projection, large and chunky dark grey head, bold white eyering, constantly flicking wings and tail

  46. Number observed: 98
  47. Number observed: 1
  48. Number observed: 2
  49. Number observed: 63
  50. Number observed: 33
  51. Number observed: 15
  52. Number observed: 19
  53. Number observed: 2
  54. Number observed: 2
  55. Number observed: 42
  56. Number observed: 16
  57. Number observed: 2
  58. Number observed: 52
  59. Number observed: 10
  60. Number observed: 105

    Comments: flying SE over the strait throughout the morning in flocks of up to 35.

  61. Number observed: 32
  62. Number observed: 2
  63. Number observed: 28
  64. Number observed: 2
  65. Number observed: 13
  66. Number observed: 3

    Comments: low count, also low crossbill numbers, compared to this fall so far.

  67. Number observed: 9
  68. Number observed: 2
  69. Number observed: 5
  70. Number observed: 14
  71. Number observed: 1
  72. Number observed: 4
  73. Number observed: 10
  74. Number observed: 7
  75. Number observed: 16
  76. Number observed: 7
  77. Number observed: 37

    Comments: large influx of towhees here in past week.

  78. Number observed: 18
  79. Number observed: 3

    Comments: flying by - rare here.

  80. Number observed: 5
  81. Number observed: 1
  82. Number observed: 1
  83. Number observed: 139

    Comments: flying S and SE over the strait in small groups of up to 15 birds through the morning.

  84. Number observed: 3
  85. Number observed: 5
  86. Number observed: 1

    Comments: flew into bushes by building 100, then flew off after a bit heading NW - very rare here!

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