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Owner Peter Crosson

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  • 17.3 mi
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Drove out to trail six on a rising tide. Hiked out to Little Neck as high tide was approaching. After observing the high tide roost, drove back to trail two then hiked the loop around trail two to the marsh trail, out to trail four, and then back along the beach. Excellent numbers of shorebirds, though migrant songbirds were scarce. On the way out, saw 30-plus ocean sunfish rolling their fins offshore, and one dead one onshore. Walking back along the beach side to my car, saw a dolphin or porpoise breach repeatedly far offshore. Surprising fallout of western sandpipers, possibly due to the storm displacing them from southern beaches?

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 5
  3. Number observed: 3
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 10
  7. Number observed: 400

    Comments: One enormous roost, out near little neck, associating with SBDO, REKN, and various smaller shorebirds. Tried in vain to find a golden plover.

  8. Number observed: 550

    Comments: * High, abundant along the beach and especially out on Little neck. Most common shorebird out there.

  9. Number observed: 12
  10. Number observed: 5
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  11. Number observed: 415
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 165
  15. Number observed: 6

    Comments: * Rare, high. Minimum count, I suspect there could’ve been as many as twice this number. Initially I saw two side-by-side on the beach close to trail two. They flushed further up the beach and later I found a large roost with six individual birds, presumably including the two I saw first. This was between trails two and four. There were also multiple peeps in this group that I thought could have been western, but wasn’t able to confidently identify them with certainty. Finally I saw one more bird further up the beach, near trail four, but could not be sure it was not one of the original birds I saw so did not count it extra. All identified by prominent rufous tones on scapular, blank face, and long, decurved bill. On looking at the photos I uploaded I am even more certain the number should be higher, but I welcome suggestions!

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  16. peep sp.

    Number observed: 20

    Comments: Several birds that suggested WESA but were too borderline for me to call

  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 75
  21. Number observed: 120
  22. Number observed: 150
  23. Number observed: 35
  24. Number observed: 4

    Comments: On Little Neck

  25. Number observed: 3
  26. Number observed: 15
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. Number observed: 75
  29. Number observed: 6
  30. Number observed: 11
  31. Number observed: 15
  32. Number observed: 3
  33. Number observed: 4
  34. Number observed: 2

    Comments: 1 Gray ghost

  35. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Flew on the beach, flushing multiple shorebirds

  36. Number observed: 2
  37. Number observed: 3
  38. Number observed: 2
  39. Number observed: 2
  40. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Unusual here

  41. Number observed: 6
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 3
  44. Number observed: 6
  45. Number observed: 22
  46. Number observed: 9
  47. Number observed: 35
  48. Number observed: 2500
  49. Number observed: 8
  50. Number observed: 3
  51. Number observed: 2
  52. Number observed: 8
  53. Number observed: 1
  54. Number observed: 16
  55. Number observed: 4
  56. Number observed: 3
  57. Number observed: 5
  58. Number observed: 14
  59. Number observed: 4
  60. Number observed: 2
  61. Number observed: 1
  62. Number observed: 5
  63. Number observed: 5
  64. Number observed: 4
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