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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
30
2
20
4
4
10
2
4
3
20
6
1
6
1
10
200
10
10
1

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

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
10
40
6
12
1
100
50
6
10
6
4
4
6
10
2
20
10
6
4
2
6
1
10
1
10
10
1
6
20
12
10
6
 

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

Yes