Checklist S60549269

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Owner Robert Hughes

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  • 2 mi
Checklist Comments

Chilly (mid to upper 40s), bright and clear, windy from the southwest. I checked the beach (still flooded), Dunes (pannes still wet), peripheral plantings, and I checked the lake from the fishing pier. Modest numbers of passerines but not many sparrows.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 100
  2. Number observed: 6
  3. Number observed: 2

    Details: Pair flying west over Lake Michigan.

  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 15

    Details: Also, another large swarm of Swifts (200-300) just west of Montrose on the other side of Lake Shore Drive (outside of Montrose Point).

  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: Inside the fishing pier.

  7. Number observed: 1

    Details: Large, long-legged wading bird with white underparts, black and white wings, long neck, and thin, upturned bill. First seen swimming in Lake Michigan a few hundred yards off the public beach, flushed there by unleashed dogs. Also attacked by the 2 Peregrine Falcons. Last seen flying south over Lake Michigan and then heading back towards the beach.

  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: Heard calling as it flew over the Point.

  9. Number observed: 2

    Details: At least one was a juvenile/first cycle bird.

  10. Number observed: 200
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying with the Bonaparte's Gulls.

  13. Common/Forster's Tern

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Probably another Forster's Tern. Flying with the Bonaparte's Gulls.

  14. Number observed: 30
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. hawk sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Probably a Northern Harrier.

  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 2
    Media:
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 12

    Details: Flock flying around the Point.

  23. Number observed: 2
  24. swallow sp.

    Number observed: 3

    Details: Flying south over the Dunes early in the morning. Probably Tree Swallows.

  25. Number observed: 5
  26. Number observed: 2
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 5
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: In the cottonwoods in the Dunes. Bad right eye.

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

    Number observed: 4
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 3
  44. Number observed: 2

    Details: Immatures (gray heads)

  45. Number observed: 1
  46. Number observed: 1
  47. Number observed: 12
  48. Number observed: 10
  49. Number observed: 1
  50. Number observed: 3
  51. Number observed: 1

    Details: Female type bird.

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