Checklist S64253252

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Owner Matthew Dodder

Traveling
  • 18
  • 0.46 mi
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Matthew Dodder's Palo Alto Adult School birding class. Conditions for sea watch were sunny and clear with increasing breeze and white caps.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 3
  2. Number observed: 50
  3. Number observed: 1
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  4. Number observed: 4
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 20
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 4
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 15
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 12

    Details: Small Gull, buoyant and graceful. Wings seemed quite long and narrower than other Gulls. Most were adults, one immature showing dark patterning on dorsal wing area. Pale wings and mantle, black unspotted wingtips, dark gray cowl on nape, and dark eye, those close enough to see the bill had unmarked yellow. Mostly distant views, but several came within the breakers and quite close to appreciate detail.

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  15. Number observed: 30
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  16. Number observed: 40
  17. Number observed: 25
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  18. Number observed: 2
  19. Number observed: 2
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  20. Number observed: 15
  21. Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: 10
  22. Number observed: 12
  23. Number observed: 25

    Details: Quite distant, half mile or more out from lighthouse, but distinctive. Several came close to the outer rocks for better views. Most were mousey gray and unremarkable their marks. Stiff-winged flight alternated with short snappy bursts of wing beats, bounding path over waves, and shape were distinctive. One bird showed white on its head and underparts.

  24. Number observed: 12
  25. Number observed: 5
  26. Number observed: 2
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 4
  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 1

    Details: Previously identified as Ferruginous Hawk. Dark morph. Tarsi fully feathered, large yellow gape, distinctive white flashes on base of dorsal surface of primaries. Tail also showed pale.

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  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 1
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 4
  36. Number observed: 18
  37. Number observed: 25
  38. Number observed: 15
  39. Number observed: 3
  40. Number observed: 2
  41. Number observed: 4
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  42. Number observed: 10
Additional species seen by Andrew Melnick:
  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Caroline Lambert:
  1. Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)

    Number observed: 1
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