Checklist S40253749

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Owner Andrew Dreelin

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Full day total for the Cape May Bird Observatory's Avalon Seawatch, with Melissa Roach as counter. Cooler temps and strong SE winds during the peak flight period for scoters brought about an awesome and close flight to us. RAD and TR present since about 9:45 onwards, and provided most of the photos since they weren't preoccupied counting the big scoter flocks! Joined by MoB, Clay and Pat Sutton, and others over the course of the day to share in the wonder. Long live vizmig!

Observations

  1. Number observed: 54
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  2. Number observed: 253

    Details: Actual count of active migrants. Consistent handfuls or small flocks mixed in with scoters but a few distinct flocks as well.

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  3. Number observed: 3
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 56
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  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 6
  9. Number observed: 251

    Details: Actual count of active migrants. Some good sized flocks but handfuls mixed with scoters as well.

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  10. Number observed: 198
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  11. Number observed: 57
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  12. Number observed: 27
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  13. Greater/Lesser Scaup

    Number observed: 43

    Details: Actual count of active migrants.

  14. Aythya sp.

    Number observed: 38

    Details: Actual count of active migrants.

  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 1

    Details: *early/uncommon (?). MR, RAD, and CS only. Dark chocolate, female-type individual in a mixed scaup/scoter line where it was distinctly larger than the scaup but "runty" compared to the scoters proceeding it; similar flight style to the scoters (rapid but deep and heaving wingbeats). Photos inconclusive but decent scope/bin views from the three of us eliminated other options.

  17. Number observed: 9283
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  18. Number observed: 67
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  19. Number observed: 18381
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  20. Surf/Black Scoter

    Number observed: 319
  21. Number observed: 13
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  22. Number observed: 43
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  23. Number observed: 2
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  24. Number observed: 4
  25. Number observed: 9
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  26. Number observed: 11
  27. Number observed: 4
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  28. Number observed: 20
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  29. Number observed: 280

    Details: Active migrants.

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  30. Number observed: 4
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  31. Number observed: 5
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  32. Number observed: 51
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  33. Number observed: 359
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  34. Number observed: 3
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  35. Number observed: 20
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  36. Number observed: 40
  37. Number observed: 5

    Details: *late; actual count of active migrants.

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  38. Number observed: 107
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  39. Number observed: 17
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  40. Number observed: 61
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  41. Number observed: 70

    Details: Actual count of active migrants. Close passes from some!

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  42. Number observed: 514
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  43. Number observed: 2

    Details: One actively migrating adult and one loafing immature that caught and ate a Tautog from the jetty!

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  44. Number observed: 5647

    Details: Actual count of active migrants.

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  45. Number observed: 18

    Details: *late; actual count of active migrants.

  46. Number observed: 6
  47. Number observed: 1
  48. Number observed: 10
  49. Number observed: 5
  50. Number observed: 3
Additional species seen by Tom Reed:
  1. Number observed: 18
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 10
  4. Number observed: 3
Additional species seen by Melissa Roach:
  1. Number observed: 18
  2. Number observed: 10
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