Checklist S47872629

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Owner Micky Komara

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Birding party was 5 at the Meigs Point viewing platform.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 183

    Details: Nature Center grassy parking lot and west end fields

  2. Number observed: 7

    Details: In Swan Pond and getting big!

    Breeding Code: FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
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  3. Number observed: 9

    Details: most in Swan Pond

  4. Number observed: 15

    Details: Nature Center grassy parking lot and west end fields

  5. Number observed: 5

    Details: west end puddles

  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: west end, last field on left and across from Swan Pond

  7. Number observed: 9

    Details: west end puddles

  8. Number observed: 40

    Details: most in far west end puddles

  9. Number observed: 6

    Details: 5 across from Swan Pond, 2 in the new puddle where chain-link fence was last year

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  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: far west end, in puddles in last field on left

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  11. Number observed: 27

    Details: west end; counted them in a grainy pix of them lifting off

  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: Found by Anthony Vicciarelli.

  13. Number observed: 30
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 20
  16. Number observed: 3
  17. Number observed: 150
  18. Sterna sp.

    Number observed: 250
  19. Number observed: 2

    Details: Spotted two large-winged birds, out but not that far out, amidst a flock of feeding terns. These birds were all dark on the back (including the head an tail) and snow white below. The white extended all along the body and on both wings, which were outlined in black. The birds were arcing up into the terns. I did not see them shearing. They were there for a moment, then gone, swallowed up against the backdrop of the sea. Being a bins girl, I went home and reviewed videos and images of both jaegers and shearwaters and then consulted Sibley's. I ruled out gulls, as I could not think of any typical gull that would have this distinct type of coloration. I also ruled out jaeger because the white below was unmistakable. I also ruled out Greater Shearwater because I did not see a white collar on the back of the bird or smudgy armpits below. During our watch on the platform, another birder also independently spotted what he possibly believed to be a Cory's Shearwater.

  20. Number observed: 3
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  21. Number observed: 1

    Details: Swan Pond

  22. Number observed: 9

    Details: camped out on their nest for the night

    Breeding Code: FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
  23. Number observed: 5
  24. Number observed: 2

    Details: entrance road

  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1
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