Checklist S61146923

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Owner Robert Hughes

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  • 1.5 mi
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Mostly cloudy, mid 30s, breezy from the south. I checked the beach, Dunes, peripheral plantings, Magic Hedge, and Butterfly Garden, and scanned Lake Michigan from the fishing pier. Excellent visibility on Lake Michigan but not much on it or flying by to look at. Algae building up on the beach; the gulls were searching for and feeding on crayfish in the stuff.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 75
  2. Number observed: 5

    Details: Flock flying south over Lake Michigan close to shore.

  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: Female type bird with the Hooded Merganser flock.

  4. Number observed: 20
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 9

    Details: Flock flying south over Lake Michigan.

  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: Moulting adult male in Lake Michigan off the end of the fishing pier and later flying south. Personal FOS.

  9. Number observed: 60
  10. duck sp.

    Number observed: 60

    Details: Distant birds flying over Lake Michigan, too far to identify.

  11. Number observed: 3

    Details: Feeding in the fluddle on the public beach.

  12. Number observed: 2

    Details: On the public beach

  13. Number observed: 2

    Details: Adults feeding with the gull flock off the fishing pier.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  14. Number observed: 70
  15. Number observed: 20
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1

    Details: Juvenile bird flying in from the north over the Dunes and Point. Harassed by Crows.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  18. Number observed: 1

    Details: In the Dunes.

  19. Number observed: 15
  20. Number observed: 3

    Details: In begging mode - following people and taking food when offered. A sure sign of winter.

  21. Number observed: 1

    Details: Feeding in the algae mat on the public beach. Northern subspecies (yellow supercillium).

  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 1

    Details: I think this is the first RBNU I've seen at Montrose all fall. Obviously not a flight year for them.

  25. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying in off Lake Michigan and over the beach and Dunes early in the morning.

  26. Number observed: 12
  27. Number observed: 10
  28. Number observed: 4

    Details: Flying over and around the beach and Dunes.

  29. Number observed: 12
  30. Number observed: 6

    Details: Southeast corner of the Dunes. Three also seen feeding at the edge of the fluddle on the public beach.

  31. Number observed: 10
  32. Number observed: 1

    Details: First basic/formative.

  33. Number observed: 8
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 1
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. blackbird sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Probably a Rusty.

  38. Number observed: 1
  39. Number observed: 2