Checklist S24510115

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Owner Keenan Yakola

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Area: 30.0 ac
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Observations

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  2. Number observed: 5
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    Details: x

  16. albatross sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen at a considerable distance with only binoculars ~1/4 mile. I first picked up the bird flying east riding the tailwinds of a front that had just moved through. At first without binoculars I thought that it could have been a GBBG with an odd flight pattern. It was flying with stiffish wingbeats similar to a NOGA but a little bit more loosely. It would flap occasionally but spend considerably more time gliding. The contrast between the black on its back and white on belly was incredible. It's torso was longer than a black-back gull, and its wings were longer and slightly more pointed. Also, the primaries lacked any white tips. The underwings were mostly wight but with heavy darker coloration on the underwing coverts (very obvious contrast between the two). I got a brief look at the bill and it was quite chunky with a pale orange/pink wash overall. These notes were taken in the field as I didn't have a camera with me during my blind stint. This is my first run in with any albatross but the size, flight pattern and overall build rule out GBBG. My initial impression on the bird was Black-browed Albatross and after returning from my stint I reviewed books and online resources which supported my initial identification. However, due to my lack of knowledge with these group I believe that it is best to leave the documentation of this bird to Albatross sp. rather than Black-browed.

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