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Checklist S12313949

 
Location
Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
2.8 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Burns
Comments:
Driving through the park and Gulf Pier seawatch (~2 hours); Data collected with Birdwatcher's Diary (tm) for iPhone
Species
23 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
American Oystercatcher
X
Ruddy Turnstone
X
Red Knot
X
Sanderling
4
Willet
1
Razorbill

The bird was several hundred yards out and provided okay but long looks through a spotting scope. I observed a duck-sized, chunky bird with steady not-too-deep wingbeats. The dark over white color pattern was present. The wings appeared more brown than black - not sure if that was the light or to be expected. No dangling/trailing feet, wing patches, or long neck was observed. At one point, the bird flared up for a few seconds while it was quartering away, and I was able to see a stubby, tapering tail where the wings appeared roughly centered on the body.

2
alcid sp.

Possible Razorbills; seen for too short of time and too far away to be certain; I observed similar color and wing patterns as Razorbill. I also noted steady short wingbeats with no pause across hundreds of yards of flight

X
Laughing Gull
X
Ring-billed Gull
2
Herring Gull
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
X
Royal Tern
2
Common Loon

Vocalized

2
Northern Gannet

Photographed

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1

© Mark Burns

Average Quality
X
Double-crested Cormorant
X
Brown Pelican
2
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
1
Little Blue Heron
1
Turkey Vulture
X
Osprey
3
American Kestrel
3
Loggerhead Shrike
15
European Starling
2
Palm Warbler
 

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

Yes