Checklist S54017740

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Location
Florida, Citrus, Fort Island Gulf Beach

Owner Bill Pranty

Other participating eBirders
Traveling
  • 2
  • 0.5 mi
Comments

With Don Fraser, a visit to see what might be around, and to increase Don's Citrus County list. The weather was sunny, cool, and breezy; the tide was low and incoming. Other taxa: 6 dolphins. Entered into eBird 19 Mar 2019. My old camera (my 5th Panasonic Lumix FZ35) died earlier in the day, so no photographs from me. :(

Observations

  1. Greater/Lesser Scaup

    Number observed: 35

    Comments: Flocks of 5 and 30 offshore; many/all probably were Greater Scaup based on the habitat.

  2. Number observed: 13

    Comments: 1, 3, 2, 2, 4, and 1.

  3. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Females with round, reddish heads, white collars, short, dark bills, and yellow irides.

  4. Number observed: 7

    Comments: 1, 4, and 2: 6 females and 1 adult male

  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 6
  7. Number observed: 15

    Comments: Including 14 on the same oyster bar at once.

  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 16
  10. Number observed: 8
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 17

    Comments: 2, 2, and 13.

  14. Number observed: 85
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles.

  17. Number observed: 4

    Comments: 1 was banded.

  18. Number observed: 202

    Comments: Resting flocks -- occasionally disturbed by kids -- of 143 and 59.

  19. Number observed: 5

    Comments: Singles.

  20. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles.

  21. Number observed: 45
  22. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Distant, on the ocean.

  23. Number observed: 37

    Comments: 3 singles and a flyby flock of 34.

  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles.

  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 4
  28. Number observed: 35

    Comments: Overhead variously.

  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 1 adult, and 2 juveniles together.

  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Not Bill

  33. Number observed: 6
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 12