Checklist S49289565

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Owner John Woods

Traveling
  • 2
  • 7.6 km
Comments

~15°C, winds light, tide low at start and then rising, sky clear; circumnavigation of the lagoon on foot with binoculars and spotting scope; starting point the inlet bridge; both lagoon-side and ocean-side checked; with Bob Peart

Observations

  1. Number observed: 100

    Comments: 100-200; no careful count

  2. Number observed: 2

    Comments: males; one on pond at Royal Roads and with a group of AMWI beside the Royal Roads wharf

  3. Number observed: 300

    Comments: based on scope counts of three groups of 150, 30 and 120

  4. Number observed: 30

    Comments: 30-50; scattered around lagoon

  5. Number observed: 10

    Comments: lagoon-side; mostly males

  6. Number observed: 2

    Comments: with scaup; distinctive bill colouration and shape and wing pattern

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  7. Number observed: 3

    Comments: one male and two females, larger bodies, broad bill, rounded heads; features were compared with obvious a LESC swimming with them

  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: female resting on lagoon with several male and female GRSC; smaller and with dramatically more angular heads

  9. Number observed: 40

    Comments: ocean-side; scope count

  10. Number observed: 4

    Comments: basic plumage, resting on ocean, none seen inside lagoon

  11. Number observed: 4

    Comments: 3 on Royal Roads ponds (1 M 2 F) and 1F on lagoon

  12. Number observed: 17

    Comments: ocean-side; one flock, all basic plumage birds

  13. Number observed: 12

    Comments: one "flock" resting on lagoon

  14. Number observed: 30

    Comments: 30-50; ocean-side

  15. Number observed: 10

    Comments: scattered across ocean

  16. Number observed: 20

    Comments: 12 at lagoon entrance; 8 at Royal Roads

  17. Number observed: 2

    Comments: around houses

  18. Number observed: 5

    Comments: at feeders and along trails at Royal Roads

  19. Number observed: 6

    Comments: on lagoon at Royal Roads

  20. Number observed: 20

    Comments: maximum binocular count; mostly on gravel bars just inside lagoon

  21. Number observed: 1

    Comments: along lagoon-beach

  22. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ocean-side

  23. Number observed: 13

    Comments: resting with GWGU on dock at rowing club wharf in front of Royal Roads

  24. Number observed: 800

    Comments: many resting on gravel bars inside and outside the lagoon entrance (quick scope counts of 3 groups:340, 240, 206 plus scattered birds across the lagoon; mostly adults

  25. Number observed: 2

    Comments: medium size between MEGU and GWCU, black wing tips, bill with distinct red and black markings; legs greenish-yellow

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  26. Number observed: 50

    Comments: 50-100, scattered through MEGU flocks; many juveniles and putative WEGU/GWGU hybrids

  27. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ocean-side; through scope

  28. Number observed: 7

    Comments: a few both ocean-sdie and lagoon-side

  29. cormorant sp.

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: ocean-side

  30. Number observed: 5
  31. Number observed: 2

    Comments: one perched bird facing scope allowing detailed look at relative length of tail feathers (graduated lengths) and one bird flying by a eye-level with prominent protruding head'/neck profile

  32. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 lagoon-side on big rock; 1 ocean-side on mooring buoy

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 3
  33. Number observed: 3

    Comments: lagoon 2, Royal Roads pond 1

  34. Number observed: 1

    Comments: along Royal Roads trails

  35. Number observed: 1

    Comments: heard only

  36. Number observed: 1

    Comments: visual, male

  37. Number observed: 20

    Comments: estimate, a few in most areas

  38. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Royal Roads

  39. Number observed: 10

    Comments: seen and heard along Royal Roads segment

  40. Number observed: 30

    Comments: very commonly heard throughout forested trails in Royal Roads

  41. Number observed: 2

    Comments: seen and heard in loose association with GCKI

  42. Number observed: 5

    Comments: 5-10 along trail linking Royal Roads to the lagoon inlet bridge

  43. Number observed: 5

    Comments: seen and heard along Royal Roads trails

  44. Number observed: 10

    Comments: 10+, along Royal Roads trails, seen and heard calls

  45. Number observed: 4

    Comments: foraging along beach

  46. Number observed: 10

    Comments: 10+, uplands above lagoon at Royal Roads

  47. Number observed: 2

    Comments: visiting feeder

  48. Number observed: 2

    Comments: 2+ in thickets above lagoon

  49. Number observed: 2

    Comments: heard and seen, Royal Roads segment

  50. Number observed: 3

    Comments: all hatching year birds

  51. Number observed: 10

    Comments: visiting feeder around houses and along laneways

  52. Number observed: 2

    Comments: running along beach beside lagoon; yellow head markings clearly seen

  53. Number observed: 2

    Comments: visual

  54. Number observed: 10

    Comments: mostly based on calls with a few visuals; in thickets; likely underestiimate

  55. Number observed: 40

    Comments: 40-100; difficult to count in mixed flock reacting to COHA

  56. Number observed: 20

    Comments: 20-30 estimate, mostly along waterfront drive

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