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Checklist S10275375

 
Location
Jake's Landing, Cape May County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:17 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
11 minute(s)
Observers:
Michael O'Brien
Species
6 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Brant
7
Canada Goose
3
Mallard/American Black Duck
1
Surf/Black Scoter

Heard flying over giving plaintive whistled notes of a tone similar to Black Scoter's daytime courtship call, but trilled and given in a measured series (like a blackbird wing whistle). I've heard this call in the past in association with large scoter movements, and in numbers too large to be White-winged Scoter, so I feel pretty good that it must be either Surf or Black (the latter seems more likely).

10
Clapper Rail
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
3
Great Horned Owl
1
Seaside Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes