Checklist S5453436

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Owner David Simpson

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75-85f, Sunny, Calm. Me, Ralph Bird.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 100
  2. Number observed: 4
  3. Number observed: 20
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 10
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 25
  9. Number observed: 500
  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: At about 1100 hours I saw a Yellow Rail along Blackpoint Wildlife Drive about 1/3 way from Stop 10 to Stop 11 [now Stops 11 and 12], or a mile (on the drive) from the Allan D. Cruikshank Memorial Trail. the habitat was wet and grassy with several islands of grass. I saw the bird fly from one island to another about 30m away. It was almost 15m off the left side of the dike. [in T-10-K, an area of tidal marsh that has been reconnected to the Indian River Lagoon by removal of the entire mosquito control dike.]
    Size: about the size of a Sora, in flight.
    Actions: It kind of flew and jumped across the water to the next island.
    Wings: The basis of this identification was on the white patched on the secondaries proximal to the body. They reminded me of a White-winged dove.

    Doug Stuckey (et. al.) saw a Yellow Rail just past Cruikshank Trail and another person reported to me a Yellow Rail just past Cruikshank Trail a few winters back. This seems to be a good area for Yellow Rails and other rails, too.
    This bird was very late. Lateness seems to be the trend among wintering birds this year.

  11. rail/crake sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Unidentified rail, I suppose. Don't recall the specifics of this sighting.

  12. Number observed: 11

    Comments: 1 nest w. 4 eggs and one occupied nest along Max Hoeck Trail.

    Breeding Code: NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 5
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 10
  17. Number observed: 25
  18. Number observed: 25
  19. Number observed: 5
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 10
  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: 10
  25. Number observed: 15
  26. Number observed: 50
  27. Number observed: 10
  28. Number observed: 15
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 150
  32. Number observed: 5
  33. Number observed: 1
  34. Number observed: 5
  35. Number observed: 3
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 1
  38. Number observed: 1
  39. Number observed: 1
  40. Number observed: 2
  41. Number observed: 1
  42. Number observed: 10
  43. Number observed: 25
  44. Number observed: 2
  45. Number observed: 5
  46. Number observed: 1
  47. Number observed: 20