Checklist S58063626

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Owner valerie heemstra

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  • 0.2 mi
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68 degrees, sunny

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 7

    Details: Family of 6 (4 still-black long-legged chicks) and one more adult in another location. As I stood quietly on the trail by the pond I could hear the family approaching in the vegetation. The first one in the group, an adult, came within a few inches of my boot before it realized there was a human present. Then it squawked and rushed across the trail to cattails and marsh on the other side. It was followed by two chicks and a second adult and a third chick. Finally a fourth chick crossed the trail quite a long way from the rest of the family. I had left my camera in the car and just had recording equipment. Afterwards I went back to the car and got the camera, but the rails stayed out of sight after that.

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  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: Chased by a Black-capped Chickadee as well as Red-winged Blackbird. Looks like the chickadee was almost riding on the hawk in the photo. Brave little bird!

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  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: Initially thought these were Least, but after examining audio, realized they were making Acadian calls (not the explosive "song"). There were two birds flitting together in the lower branches of a tree near the pond, and sometimes flying into the weeds to snag insects.

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  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1

    Details: see photo of Red-tailed Hawk

  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 3
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 4
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 5
  18. Number observed: 2
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