Checklist S9529650

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Owner David Vander Pluym

Other participating eBirders
Traveling
  • 2
  • 2 km
Checklist Comments

Scanned from the lower end of the lake, from the ranch house about halfway, and from the private dirt road near the upper end. David also had a RWBL

Observations

  1. Number observed: 8
  2. Number observed: 44
  3. Number observed: 300
  4. Number observed: 30
  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: Female, has been seen by others since. David got some photos but I don't know whether they're identifiable. Bill all orange-ish, small and triangular, and steep forehead. David can probably give a better description. DVP description. Goldeneye with a steep forehead which gave the impression of a more squared shaped head. The head coloration was a warm dark brown. The bill was orangy-yellow which turned to more of an olive color at the base of the bill and extended slightly toward the nostril. The bill appeared shorter and thicker at the base than the nearby Common's which gave it a triangular shape rather than the long bill of a Common.

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  6. Number observed: 3
  7. Number observed: 100
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 13

    Details: Counted

  10. Number observed: 25
  11. Number observed: 10
  12. Western/Clark's Grebe

    Number observed: 10
  13. Number observed: 60
  14. Number observed: 5
  15. Number observed: 10
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 3
  18. Number observed: 2
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: Others have seen since, David got identifiable photos. Foraging in a field south of the highway as we approached the lake (opposite Gorman Post Rd). As we drove by I saw a hawk with a white tail and called it a Ferruginous, but it then started hovering, which I told David and he immediately pulled over. Sure enough, a Rough-leg--it gave us decent looks. Long white tail with thick black tip, pale breast contrasting with solid black belly, black wrist-patches on mostly white underwings. It was foraging by cruising down the field, turning into the wind and hovering for about 10 seconds, then turning and cruising down the field, hovering again and so on.

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  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 3
  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 6
  27. Number observed: 1
  28. Number observed: 4

    Details: Scoped on nearby hills

  29. Number observed: 10
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 2
  33. Number observed: 1
  34. Number observed: 20
  35. Number observed: 4
Additional species seen by Lauren Harter:
  1. Number observed: 2
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