Checklist S30871059

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Owner Alvan Buckley

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  • 6
Checklist Comments

+ KK, FK, EH, LC, MP, ED, JC


  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: Adult

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Sex Unknown 1
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 10
  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: Continuing

  5. Number observed: 3
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Sex Unknown 3
  6. Number observed: 15
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 15
  9. Number observed: 4
  10. Common/Arctic Tern

    Number observed: 10
  11. Number observed: 1

    Details: Adult first found by BMt this am - and likely the same bird seen at Cape Race on 22 July 2016

    Flew out into the fog a few times throughout the morning before leaving for good at 1215.

    The bird was obviously larger than the Common & Arctic Terns. It had a thick bill, light orange in colour, with a slight down curve.
    The black cap did NOT extend down to nape. Some white speckles in the black cap. The black cap met the bill above the gape. Black legs. Paler mantle than nearby COTEs.

    Called once when being dive bombed by other terns.

    In flight the upperside of the primaries were darker than the secondaries. Underside of primaries had dark trailing edge but not nearly as extensive black as a Caspian.

    At around 11:55 the Sandwich Tern appeared, and landed briefly next to the Royal Tern. Shortly thereafter both the Royal & Sandwich Tern flew out into the fog.

  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flew in at around 11:55 while we were observing the Royal Tern.

    First noted by loud and unusual call. See attached recording.
    In flight the bigger size, pale back, and pale tip to the bill were noted.

    It landed next to the Royal Tern with nearby Arctic and Common Terns as well.

    Black cap more extensive with very few pale specks as compared to the Royal Tern. Remarkably long black bill with pale yellow tip.

    My 250th self found for Newfoundland! And about the 6th record for the island.

    Will work on sub-species identification.

  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard only

  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 10
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 4
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