Checklist S41723784

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Owner Chris Welsh

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Ran into Colin Sumrall and shared the cold with him. Hard to break away with the huge numbers of gulls. I was still there around 5:50 pm. Disappointed to hear gunshots that late from across the river.

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  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Heard only. 1st heard gunshots, then heard geese, but never saw them.

  2. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  3. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Rounded heads

  4. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Not with the other 6. Somewhat smaller, peaked head shape.

  5. Greater/Lesser Scaup

    Number observed: 20

    Comments: Distant, probably Lessers seen earlier from bridge

  6. scoter sp.

    Number observed: 3

    Comments: Presumably the 3 White-winged seen earlier from bridge, but far away - chunky blackish dark ducks.

  7. Number observed: 12
  8. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 male, 1 female. This flew by and gained elevation, appeared to be leaving. Lots of white flashing in the wings. Males dark heads contrasting sharply with white breasts.

  9. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Females. Pretty sure these two had been sitting on the water and took flight to join the 3 Commons when they flew over.

  10. Number observed: 10
  11. Number observed: 30
  12. Number observed: 500

    Comments: Wild guess

  13. Number observed: 6000

    Comments: Wild estimate, gulls swirling from leftmost main channel all the way past bridge to sailboat marina with many many more on water. Gave up counting by 100s.

  14. Number observed: 10

    Comments: At least, did not try to count. Substantially larger than Ring-bills.

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