Checklist S66126482

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Owner Robert Hughes

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  • 1.5 mi
Checklist Comments

Overcast, light north winds, mid to upper 30's. I checked the beach, Dunes, Magic Hedge, peripheral plantings, and harbor, and scanned Lake Michigan from the fishing pier. A few waterfowl on Lake Michigan, including scoters. An inch of snow on the ground.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 12
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 4

    Details: Flybys over lake Michigan.

  4. Number observed: 35
  5. Mallard (Domestic type)

    Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 6

    Details: One male on Lake Michigan south of the Point (with 2 Lesser Scaup) and a flyby flock of 5 going south.

  7. Number observed: 8

    Details: Includes 5 birds in the harbor.

  8. Number observed: 2

    Details: Males on Lake Michigan south of the Point. With a drake Redhead.

  9. Greater/Lesser Scaup

    Number observed: 20
  10. Number observed: 11

    Details: Flock on Lake Michigan about a 1/3 of a mile offshore east southeast of the Native Planting Area tower.

  11. Number observed: 2

    Details: Female and likely immature male on Lake Michigan about a 1/3 of a mile offshore, near the WW Scoter flock. Large, dark sea ducks, round heads, not massive bills. The presumed female had an unmarked pale face contrasting with a darker cap. The presumed immature male had dark markings on a pale face, and maybe an orange knob on the bill.

  12. scoter sp.

    Number observed: 3

    Details: Probably White-winged

  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: Continuing female, at the east end of the harbor this morning.

  14. Number observed: 5
  15. Number observed: 14
  16. Number observed: 50
  17. Number observed: 6

    Details: Most at the east end of the harbor.

  18. Number observed: 2
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 120

    Details: Most in the fluddle on the public beach.

  21. Number observed: 12
  22. Number observed: 2

    Details: Flying north over Lake Michigan past the fishing pier. Beautiful breeding plumaged birds.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  23. Number observed: 20

    Details: Most on or around the water crib.

  24. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  25. Number observed: 1

    Details: Perched on the chimney on the water crib. Nesting? Peregrines have nested on the crib before.

  26. Number observed: 3
  27. Number observed: 2
  28. Number observed: 15
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. Number observed: 30
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 6
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 25
  35. Number observed: 20