Checklist S64419172

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Owner Brian Saville

Traveling
  • 2
  • 3.89 mi

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 120

    Details: Flocks in v-formations ranging in size from five to fourteen birds flew overhead multiple times during the trip. At Chauncey Lake, drove through a large gaggle of about 100. Brown bodies with brown heads and white cheeks. Were silent on ground, but honked while in flight.

  2. Number observed: 25

    Details: Three sets of pairs, one larger group, and a group of three. Diving down for fish and swimming around. Large, white birds with black lores and orange bills.

  3. Number observed: 21

    Details: Several groups observed on the lake, with both males and females present. Seen diving together for food. Males were easily identified by the large, white markings on their auriculars and crest. Females similarly had a crest, but were uniformly reddish brown.

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  4. Number observed: 14

    Details: A group of males and females seen in Chauncey Lake. Males were identified by their dark green, nearly black heads, pink bills, and distinct black and white wing patterns. Females had brown heads with a bit of a crest. Flew away shortly after we approached, so there were little time to observe behavior.

  5. duck sp.

    Number observed: 3

    Details: Three ducks flew overhead, but unfortunately we were preoccupied with looking at the Brown Creeper. Known to be ducks from their distinct overhead silhouettes. May have been Mallards.

  6. Number observed: 4

    Details: Flew overhead during our trek through the woods. Recognized by their familiar shape and size.

  7. Number observed: 2

    Details: Large birds with white heads and bodies, yellow legs and bill, and pale grey wings. Identified across lake by the black markings on their bills. Herring gull was ruled out by the lack of red marking on the bill. One was observed pulling a bluegill from the frozen lake and eating it.

  8. Number observed: 10

    Details: Large gulls with white heads and bodies, grey wings, and pale pink-ish legs. Several seen standing in a group in the middle of a frozen lake. Identified by the red markings on their bills, which differentiated them from Ring-billed gulls, and by their black wing tips, which ruled out Iceland Gull.

  9. gull sp.

    Number observed: 4

    Details: Flew overhead on several occasions during the trip. Lack of a clear view prevented identification.

  10. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two seen taking flight. Large, brown raptors identified by their iconic red tails.

  11. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen from afar at the top of a tree. Identified by its vertical perch and red crown. Differentiated from Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers by the lack of black markings on the malars and eyeline.

  12. Number observed: 4
  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: Woodpecker with red on crown, black streaks across white head and white markings across black wings. Seen alongside two Downy Woodpeckers. Differentiated from those by its longer bill.

  14. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen from afar at the top of a tall tree. Identified by its vertical perch and large, brown body.

  15. Number observed: 5

    Details: Some seen, others identified by their nasal, cat-like calls. Medium-sized passerines with familiar blue wings, white belly, and crested head. Appeared while we played chickadee distress calls.

  16. Number observed: 23

    Details: Small, familiar bird with mostly black head, white auriculars, grey wings, and pale breasts. Attracted multiple times by playing chickadee distress calls. Often sounded in response to the speakers, more often with calls than with songs.

  17. Number observed: 2

    Details: One seen at the very start of the trip, identified by its light grey body, crested head, and white breast. Another was heard later on, recognized immediately by its song which goes up and down in pitch thrice.

  18. Number observed: 5

    Details: Seen high above in the trees. Identified by its white breast, grey-blue wings, and ability to scale trunks vertically while moving downward.

  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: A lucky find. Small and brown, making it very hard to spot in the trees. Seen hitching its way vertically up trunks. Greyish brown wings and mantle with white breast, curved bill.

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  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: Heard from a distance, but not seen. Unusual for this time of year, despite the name.

  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: Recognized by its song, a familiar "TWEE pudo TWEE pudo TWEE pudo" as Sibley describes it. Caramel colored wings and mantle with white supercilium and pale orange breast. Slightly curved bill.

  22. Number observed: 2

    Details: Medium-sized passerines with grey bodies with paler breasts and long tails. In both instances, seen perched in high bushes. One was observed chasing bluebirds.

  23. Number observed: 15

    Details: Seen at the start of the trip. Flock drawed by us playing calls. Bright blue head and mantle with orange-brown breast. Heard singing. Perched mainly in tall trees or bushes. Several were chased by a Northern Mockingbird.

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  24. Number observed: 60

    Details: Many of them seen flying through an open field from tree to tree. Dark grey heads with paler mantles and iconic orange breasts. Flew and perched in groups in the same trees. Though difficult to make out, there were seemingly several females mixed in with a large group of primarily males.

  25. Number observed: 1

    Details: One appeared during the Swamp Sparrow episode. Mainly light brown in winter, but identified by pale yellow markings on the wings and head, as well as black wings with white wingbar.

  26. Number observed: 13

    Details: Seen among Eastern Bluebirds in tall bushes. Differentiated from other sparrows by reddish-brown crowns and eyelines and dark spot on the breast. Grey breasts and auburn wings with white wingbar.

  27. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two briefly appeared while trying the attract the Swamp Sparrows. Dark grey passerines with pink bills
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  28. Number observed: 2

    Details: Brown sparrows with white throats and supercilium and yellow lores. Two seen from a distance, perched in the brush. Lacked streaks on the breasts.

  29. Number observed: 10

    Details: Familiar streaky grey and brown sparrows. Seen foraging low to the ground, similar to the ones observed on the previous trip. Differentiated from white-throated sparrows by their streaks and yellow lores.

  30. Number observed: 5

    Details: Rare during this time of the year, but found in a swampy area as would be expected during other months. Distinctive chipping was heard from what seemed to be many individuals. Five were coaxed out of hiding by playing calls on the speaker. Brown sparrows with brown crowns and eyelines, white throat and supercilium, and grey-ish breast lacking streaks

  31. Number observed: 2

    Details: Unusual for this time of year. One female was observed flying between the tops of trees in an open field. Later, a male was spotted flying over a swampy area. The female could not be identified by most of the class, as it was an unexpected sighting and does not display the male's red wing spots, but is a streaky brown bird. The male was very distinct, and could be identified in flight because of the bright red feathers on its lesser coverts.

  32. Number observed: 1

    Details: One appeared briefly while the class was observing other species. Male, identified by its distinct bright red body and crest. Was not lured closer by playing calls.

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