Checklist S52275918

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Owner Rob Bielawski

Traveling
  • 1
  • 0.5 mi
Comments

50 deg F, overcast, dark, mostly calm. Tough conditions in the woods this late without the sun.

Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.9.5

Observations

  1. Number observed: 5
  2. Number observed: 7
  3. Number observed: 13
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  4. Number observed: 6
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  5. Number observed: 11
  6. Common/Red-breasted Merganser

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: Both were females which was apparent at extreme distance by profile and visible orange heads. Flew up the lake directly towards me then over me against overcast skies just prior to 5pm. I couldn't pick out any field marks from my unfortunate viewing angle to get this to species (could not see chin, bill base, or coloration on underside due to darkness, even viewing from directly below). Shot two photos as a hail mary but both show nothing conclusive and are horridly backlit. They felt like Commons, though either species would be a good bird at this location, with only 2 Common records in eBird here and only 3 for Red-breasted. Frustrating miss; cropped but otherwise unedited photograph posted below to better illustrate the conditions of why the ID was impossible to secure.

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  7. Number observed: 5
  8. Number observed: 3
  9. Number observed: 30
  10. Number observed: 2
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  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. crow sp.

    Number observed: 60
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 11
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Personal first at this location; did not expect to see this in the woods along the lower portion of the first loop given the open, mixed deciduous/coniferous cover type. Apparently only the 2nd eBird record (first in winter) at the park and first photographed; for a hotspot that sees as many birders as this one, this was an exciting and lucky find.

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  27. Number observed: 13
  28. Number observed: 1
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