Checklist S64350566

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Owner Chris Duffy

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Traveling
  • 2
  • 23 mi
Checklist Comments

14 deg F at start, warming to about 30. Flat seas. No wind. Excellent visibility.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2
  2. Number observed: 271

    Details: Almost constant groups of up to 10 to 25 flying. Photos. Careful count. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility.

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  3. Number observed: 76

    Details: This was the most common large alcid. Some showing breeding plumage with brown head, most with white behind the eye. Long and lean with pointed beak. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility.

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  4. Number observed: 4

    Details: Large alcid, dark head, shorter beak, some with white gape line visible. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility.

  5. Number observed: 36

    Details: Mostly in flight in groups of 1 to 20. Heavier bill with white line often visible. Larger head and neck. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility. One documentation photo shows mixed group of large alcids, mostly Razorbills and the other photo shows Razorbills on the water with a Dovekie.

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  6. large alcid sp.

    Number observed: 190

    Details: Likely mostly split between Common Murre and Razorbill. Large strings flying in contrast to Dovekie. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility.

  7. Number observed: 1

    Details: One of 6 for the whole trip. Medium alcid, huge beak starting to get some color.

  8. Number observed: 6
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 3
  11. Number observed: 6
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