Checklist S37813054

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Owner John Gluth

Traveling
  • 1
  • 2 mi
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Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.140

Observations

  1. Number observed: 12
  2. Number observed: 7
  3. Number observed: 5
  4. Number observed: 4
  5. Number observed: 5
  6. Larus sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Very distant.

  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: A one-hour wait on "thumb" of the Peninsula finally produced a distant (>200 yards) view of a small, dark-backed ardeid with prominent whitish upperwing patches. It flew from one large phragmites stand on the south side of Peninsula (nearer middle) toward another stand at its base. I tried to capture video footage but wasn't quick enough and didn't see where the bird landed. I carefully scanned the edge of the distant phrags, hoping the bird might have lingered on an exposed perch - no such luck. I quickly relocated closer to the bird's presumed hiding place, where a shorter vigil was more successful, yielding definitive looks at an unmistakable male LEBI as it flew out of the westernmost phrag patch, crossed a stretch of open water (~150 ft. across, ~25-30 yards from shore), and landed in the shaded phrags to my left. It lingered in the open just long enough for a quick binocular view (≤5 seconds). I waited for 15-20 minutes hoping it would emerge again before I had to leave for work, but it stayed hidden.

  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 3
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 16
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 20
  19. Number observed: 6
  20. Number observed: 20
  21. Number observed: 24
  22. Number observed: 10
  23. Number observed: 1