Checklist S63680333

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Owner Shilo McDonald

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  • 4.05 mi
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Not wanting to park illegally, I parked at MassAudubon, walked to Brace Cove, and then walked back. Birded the whole time. Great afternoon for it. Cold, breezy, and partially cloudy, with nice bouts of sunshine. Took lots of photographs! Including my first ever pictures of an Iceland Gull! Oh and especially of note; I saw a Red Fox cross the frozen Niles Pond. And over at the Dog Bar Lighthouse, I had an incredible up-close experience with two Black Guillemots. Good birding!!

Observations

  1. Number observed: 26
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  2. Number observed: 28
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  3. Number observed: 2

    Details: Both males. Foraging with Mallards at Brace Cove.

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  4. Number observed: 58
  5. Number observed: 16
  6. Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Foraging with Mallards in Brace Cove. Photos attached.

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  7. Number observed: 1
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  8. Number observed: 300

    Details: Conservative Estimate. Large flotilla seen out in the ocean.

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  9. Number observed: 14
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  10. Number observed: 16
  11. Number observed: 4
  12. Number observed: 3
  13. Number observed: 17

    Details: Seen in every place which had water.

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  14. Number observed: 9
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  15. Number observed: 1

    Details: Male. In the ocean off Eastern Point Lighthouse. Had to do a double-take. Not used to seeing Common Mergansers in salt-water.

  16. Number observed: 13
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  17. Number observed: 5
  18. Number observed: 3
  19. Number observed: 47

    Details: On the ocean facing side of the Dog Bar Breakwater.

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  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: In the ocean. Floating on the waves. Preening. Too far away to see with my 4x camera, but just fine to see with my 10x bins. :-)

  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: Great views! Hanging out together near the little lighthouse at the end of the Dog Bar Breakwater.

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  22. alcid sp.

    Number observed: 3

    Details: Black and white. Flying below the horizon in the distance.

  23. Number observed: 65
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  24. Number observed: 1

    Details: Sitting on the rock wall of the Dog Bar Breakwater. Photographs attached.

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  25. Number observed: 27
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  26. gull sp.

    Number observed: 300

    Details: Too far away to ID.

  27. Number observed: 7
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  28. Number observed: 1

    Details: Photographed flying west over the water.

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  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 4
  32. Number observed: 5
  33. Number observed: 7
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  34. Number observed: 6
  35. Number observed: 3
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 3

    Details: Seen and heard. Beerrt!

  38. Number observed: 42
  39. Number observed: 16
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  40. Number observed: 24
  41. Number observed: 2

    Details: Foraging the beach at Brace Cove. I photographed several American Pipits in this exact same spot back on December 1st. Could these be two of those same birds? Photos attached.

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  42. Number observed: 2
  43. Number observed: 3
  44. Number observed: 3
  45. Number observed: 5
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  46. Number observed: 15
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  47. Number observed: 2
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