Checklist S64414677

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Owner Chris Duffy

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Traveling
  • 2
  • 18 mi
Checklist Comments

Heading south on Eastman's boat along Jeffries Ledge for several spots of fishing and then heading back to the Isles of Shoals. Flat seas. Slow fishing. Tons of alcids.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 635

    Details: Flying in small groups of 2 to 3 birds up to flocks of 30+. Visibility was very clear and alcids were all around the boat during the fishing stops and on the trip back to the Isles of Shoals. Seas were flat, at one foot or less. We kept a running count of flocks. Photos.

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  2. Number observed: 48

    Details: Large alcid, pointed beak, white behind the eye. Some in breeding plumage with brown head. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility. Photos.

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  3. Number observed: 5

    Details: Large alcid, dark head, shorter beak. Photos. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility.

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  4. Number observed: 36

    Details: Photo shows mixed alcid flock

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  5. Number observed: 3

    Details: Three of 6 for the trip. These birds were sitting on the water. Medium sized alcids with huge beak, starting to show some color. Flat seas, clear visibility.

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  6. alcid sp.

    Number observed: 174

    Details: Large alcids flying but just too distant to id. Flat water, no wind, amazing visibility.

  7. Number observed: 7
  8. Number observed: 37

    Details: Fishing was not good, gulls still followed the boat for a bit, but very few flew in during the fishing.

  9. Number observed: 1

    Details: Will add photos.

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  10. Number observed: 25
  11. Number observed: 2
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