Checklist S52581650

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Owner Conor Scotland

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Pretty windy conditions led to us scoping from the car for most of the time. We were getting ready to leave when we noticed what looked good for LBBG. We spent the next hour or so trying to get looks and photos of the bird.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 7

    Details: Easily seen and counted. All roughly the same size and proportions, which didn't seem Ross's-like.

  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 7
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 60
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 7
  9. Number observed: 1

    Details: Continuing. Photo. At first in field east of flooded field. Later flew in close and foraged close to Black Road.

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  10. Number observed: 5
  11. Number observed: 10
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: X

    Details: Heard flight calls, high pitched, fast keeks.

  14. Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

    Number observed: 28
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 178

    Details: Give or take. Counted individually as best I could.

  17. Number observed: 19
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 90
  20. Number observed: 7
  21. Number observed: 1

    Details: This apparent first winter bird was very contrastingly dark and white (kind of a black and white look), with a bright whitish face and breast contrasting with darker back. Overall much less warm coloration than seen in neighboring immature gulls. On the light face, the area around the eye was smudged darker. The bill was all dark, straight-sided, and somewhat stubby. In the flight photos you can see a white rump contrasting with a thick dark tail band. Breast was pale with dark streaking or spotting mostly on breast sides. I only saw the bird from the side briefly. It showed what seemed like long wings that extended visibly out past the tail. I would have liked to have seen it at this angle for more time though. As seen in the flight shot, the inner primaries are dark, where a HEGU would have a lighter window here.

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  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: Large first year gull with pale brown plumage all over. Primaries the same color as back. All dark bill.

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  23. gull sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: likely Thayer’s gull

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  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 4
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 10
  32. Number observed: 12
  33. Number observed: 12
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 5
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 47
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