Checklist S44084152

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Owner Bruce Carl

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  • 3.1 mi
Comments

Nice overnight waterfowl fallout on lake this morning

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 15000

    Comments: Estimate

  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 280
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 3
  6. Number observed: 3
  7. Number observed: 18
  8. Number observed: 5
  9. Number observed: 9
  10. Number observed: 22
  11. Number observed: 31
  12. Number observed: 3
  13. Number observed: 10
  14. Number observed: 14
  15. Number observed: 5
  16. Number observed: 3
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 45
  19. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Male and female

  20. Number observed: 14
  21. Number observed: 58

    Comments: Close count of birds seen on lake. Mixture of plumages ranging from winter to almost breeding. Scattered around lake in variuos sized groups.

  22. Number observed: 1

    Comments: A single winter non breeding plumaged bird first seen with small group of horned grebes of about 6-8 birds while viewing through a scope at a power of between 30-50 at about an estimate of plus/minus 150 – 200 yards. Had a view of the bird for around 20 minutes before leaving for work. I first noted this bird’s slightly smaller size in comparison to the surrounding horned grebes it was associating with which got me intrigued about what this bird might be. The bird was seen from the side, head on and from behind during my observation. As this group was swimming around the bird on occasion would swim behind another horned grebe and was temporarily not visible because of it being smaller than the horned grebes. While swimming with the group facing away I noticed the shorter/thinner neck, small head and somewhat smaller body size compared to the surrounding horned grebes on either side along with the dark hind neck with a white area on either side where ear/cheek would be located. The side views showed that the dark bill was noticeably smaller/thinner and had a slightly upturned look compared to the horned grebes heavier straighter bill. Again the shorter/thinner neck was noticed along with a definitive smaller more rounded looking head compared to the more blockish shaped appearance of the horned grebes head. Another noticeable mark was the darker gray cheek patch (auriculars) with a small whiter area behind the cheek near the ear but before the dark hind neck compared to the larger extremely white cheek/ear patch area on the horned grebes in similar plumage. The views from the front again showed the shorter/thinner neck and smaller rounded shaped head. Overall colors consisted of a darker gray back with lighter gray sides and neck area, whitish area on chin. Was fortunate to have this bird in close proximity to horned grebes which made this identification a little easier to work with than if it was alone. Bird did not fly or dive while viewing it. It just would swim around with this group which was located east of the main island on the lake. They swam a short distance towards the east and then back to the west again closer to the island during my observation.

  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 6
  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 2
  27. Number observed: 59

    Comments: Actual count of birds seen. Most were together on lake on one group.

  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Imm

  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 3
  35. Number observed: 1
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 4
  38. Number observed: 1
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  40. Number observed: 4
  41. Number observed: 2
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 2
  44. Number observed: 3
  45. Number observed: 2
  46. Number observed: 1
  47. Number observed: 2