Checklist S61178279

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Owner Ted Floyd

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  • 14
  • 1.7 mi
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With participants in a "Lafayette Birds!" bird walk. Did the Waneka-Hecla loop, including Waneka west side, old coal plant tailings, prairie dog trail up to Hecla, Hecla proper, Waneka canal, Waneka Landing, and the back to the starting point of Greenlee Preserve. Waneka Lake mostly open, Greenlee Preserve largely frozen, Hecla Pond nearly entirely frozen. Trails muddy, icy, slick, and snow-covered. Snow cover still extensive. Temp in lower 50s Fahrenheit, winds calm, skies nearly clear.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: Mixed in with all the Cackling Geese. We didn't get especially close to the bird, but see pic below.

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  2. Number observed: 5000

    Details: Well, it's that time of year... :-)

    Repeatedly made 1x1 counts of groups of 100, which I considered to be about 1/50th of the total flock out there. Fascinating to me that the flock was, except for a Greater White-fronted Goose and an obvious hybrid, completely Cacklers. The two Canada Geese we saw were flyovers separated from the main flock.

  3. Snow x Cackling Goose (hybrid)

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Continuing bird. Photo to come.

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  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 4
  6. Number observed: 10
  7. Number observed: 4
  8. Number observed: 10
  9. Number observed: 15
  10. Number observed: 3
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 4
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 38
  15. Number observed: 3
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 10
  18. Larus sp.

    Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 2

    Details: Awaiting analysis by Peter Pyle.

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  20. Number observed: 3
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 2
  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: 5
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 15
  27. Number observed: 2
  28. Number observed: 5
  29. Number observed: X

    Details: Heard them, didn't see the flock. The next morning, Hannah Floyd and I saw about 5 in the same place (Waneka west side, residences).

  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 20
  33. Number observed: 5
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 10
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 2
  38. Number observed: 3
  39. Number observed: 2
  40. Number observed: 1
  41. Number observed: 2
  42. Number observed: 5
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