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Checklist S10657759

 
Location
Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 04, 2001
Protocol:
Historical
Party Size:
2
Observers:
John Hintermister
Comments:
A trip to Ft Desoto County Park with Lloyd Davis to look for the Previously reported Thayer's Gull -success. We then went to Honeymoon Island SP to look the previously reported Elegant Tern - Dip.
Species
54 species total
6
Common Ground-Dove
30
Mourning Dove
2
American Oystercatcher
20
Black-bellied Plover
4
Snowy Plover
4
Wilson's Plover
10
Semipalmated Plover
2
Piping Plover
4
Ruddy Turnstone
3
Red Knot
20
Sanderling
6
Dunlin
1
Least Sandpiper
6
Western Sandpiper
1
Short-billed Dowitcher
10
Willet
200
Laughing Gull
10
Ring-billed Gull
10
Herring Gull
1
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)

Lloyd Davis and I left Gainesville for my second try at the Thayer's Gull found by Lyn Atherton on 10/24/2001. We arrived at the Gulf Pier at 8:30 AM and met David Simpson there. He told us that we had missed the bird by 5 minutes and it had flown north towards the gull roost. We went there and found it immediately. Lyn arrived later and helped us with the finer points.
Here are my notes: Size was between a Ring-billed Gull and a Herring Gull. It was stocky with a small rounded head which had a dove like appearance. The bill was all black and small.The legs were rosy pink and darker than a Herring Gull's legs.The breast was a mocha color. The under belly and undertail was checkered.The mantle and wing coverts had dark centers and light edges giving a checkered look,The wing tips from above looked dark and from underneath appeared all pale. The face had a smudge around the eye. The bird looked like a dark Iceland Gull but it appeared chunkier than an Iceland Gull maybe because of the darker color. The Iceland Gull I saw a few years ago in Apalachicola looked rosy-biege while this bird looked mocha.

40
Common Tern

All had dark carpal bars showing, black bills, short black legs and white foreheads and the cap was comlped except for the forehead. All at the North Brach Roost where we made a careful scope count.

25
Forster's Tern
10
Royal Tern
40
Sandwich Tern
6
Wood Stork
12
Magnificent Frigatebird
1
Anhinga
100
Double-crested Cormorant
50
Brown Pelican
6
Great Blue Heron
10
Great Egret
6
Snowy Egret
4
Little Blue Heron
4
Tricolored Heron
6
Reddish Egret
10
Cattle Egret
2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
20
White Ibis
10
Turkey Vulture
6
Osprey
4
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
6
American Kestrel
1
Eastern Phoebe
10
Loggerhead Shrike
1
Blue Jay
10
Fish Crow
10
Tree Swallow
1
House Wren
6
Northern Mockingbird
20
European Starling
12
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Boat-tailed Grackle
6
Palm Warbler
 

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