Checklist S8742057

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Owner Tony Leukering

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  • 17
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Hurricane Irene; other observers included MO, VE, DL, SW, SG, MF, GD, KK, and TJ.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 10
  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: TL only (?)

  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: Pix at flickr.com/photos/bonxie88; Around 2:24 pm, I [TL] was standing in the parking lot in front of the Sunset Grille when I noticed a dark, long- and narrow-winged bird north of the gift shop across the parking lot from the Grille that I first thought was a small falcon. However, I quickly realized that it was a SWIFT. Wow, a two-swift day! I turned and shouted for everyone to "GET ON THIS BIRD!" This big, apparently-all-dark swift with very long wings that were pinched in at the base, an attenuated rear end, and a flaring and notched tail exhibited wingbeats that were quite slow and deep for a swift as it was drifted north away from us by the wind. [Addendum: Post-hurricane, opinion quickly settled on Black Swift, and not on White-collared or an Apus, due to size, shape, and lack of white on the neck anywhere. The record was accepted by the NJBRC as a first state record of Black Swift, probably of Caribbean origin, since the hurricane blasted through that form's range on its way to Cape May.]

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  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 70
  6. Number observed: 18
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 6
  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 18
  12. Number observed: 6
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 47
  15. Number observed: 2
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 2
  16. Number observed: 4
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 4
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 39
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 1
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  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: 7
  25. Number observed: 23
Additional species seen by Glen Davis:
  1. large swift sp.

    Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Louise Zemaitis:
  1. large swift sp.

    Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by David La Puma:
  1. large swift sp.

    Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Michael Fritz:
  1. large swift sp.

    Number observed: 1
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