Checklist S26185933

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Owner Tim Carney

Area
  • 2
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Area: 1140.0 ac
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Scattered clouds AM, overcast PM; 45-50°F; calm
Assisted by CH in afternoon for waterfowl counts

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2
  2. Number observed: 684
  3. Number observed: 4
  4. Number observed: 239
  5. Mallard (Domestic type)

    Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 102
  7. Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)

    Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 144
  9. Number observed: 133
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 123
  12. Number observed: 5
  13. Number observed: 147
  14. Number observed: 1695
  15. Tufted Duck x Lesser Scaup (hybrid)

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Flagged as rare. While scoping the large raft of ducks in Cell 6, I noticed a candidate for a Tufted Duck. The bird appeared to have a dark back, clean white flanks, and the hint of a tuft. However, the back appeared dark gray rather than pure black, indicating that the bird was a hybrid. Photos were obtained and distributed, and the consensus was that the bird was a TUFTED DUCK x LESSER SCAUP HYBRID. The scaup lineage was narrowed down to Lesser due to the small bill and the non-rounded head. I was really hoping to confirm a first county record of Tufted Duck for Talbot County, but this hybrid is even rarer overall and is one of two or three records for the entire East Coast.

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  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 7
  18. Number observed: 5
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 1610
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 11
  23. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flagged as rare. In the Cell 6 waterfowl raft, usually associating with Ruddy Ducks.

  24. Number observed: 67
  25. Number observed: 21
  26. Number observed: 29
  27. Number observed: 58
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 13
  32. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flagged as rare but this species overwinters at this location. An adult flushed from the barges in Cell 1A.

  33. Number observed: 4
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 7
  36. Number observed: 3
  37. Number observed: 1
  38. Number observed: 145
  39. Number observed: 2
  40. Number observed: 8
  41. Number observed: 39
  42. Number observed: 5
  43. Number observed: 74
  44. passerine sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Horned Lark or American Pipit, heard only and briefly

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