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Checklist S14106004

 
Location
Point Pelee National Park (general location for observations within the park), Essex County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon May 13, 2013 6:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
12 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Anonymous eBirder List , David M. Bell
Species
94 species total
1
Canada Goose
2
Mallard
25
Greater Scaup
25
Lesser Scaup
2
Surf Scoter
250
Red-breasted Merganser
10
Wild Turkey
20
Mourning Dove
1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3
Sandhill Crane
400
Black-bellied Plover
1
Piping Plover

same male as yesterday by colour bands

© Anonymous eBirder

3
Killdeer
1
Willet
200
Bonaparte's Gull
100
Ring-billed Gull
100
Herring Gull
2
Lesser Black-backed Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull
5
Caspian Tern
18
Black Tern
2200
Common Tern
25
Forster's Tern
2
Common Loon
400
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret

5:39pm and 5:44pm flying by the tip - both photographed

© David M. Bell

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© David M. Bell

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© Anonymous eBirder

© Anonymous eBirder

30
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
2
Sharp-shinned Hawk
4
Cooper's Hawk
2
Bald Eagle
6
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Red-headed Woodpecker
8
Red-bellied Woodpecker
10
Downy Woodpecker
3
Northern Flicker
2
Merlin
10
Least Flycatcher
10
Eastern Kingbird

© David M. Bell

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© David M. Bell

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© David M. Bell

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© David M. Bell

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4
Blue-headed Vireo
2
Warbling Vireo
25
Blue Jay
4
American Crow
1
Horned Lark
10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
10
Purple Martin
30
Tree Swallow
10
Bank Swallow
40
Barn Swallow

© David M. Bell

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© David M. Bell

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5
Cliff Swallow

© David M. Bell

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1
Carolina Chickadee

Found by B. Holden and D. Bell near the Sparrow Field (just south) on the east beach around 0640. Struck us as very odd, (colourless, pale, odd GISS) - many photos taken. Unsure of ID at the time. Recent research has strongly pointed to CACH (as suspected at the time). Observed again briefly on 15 May at the very tip. OBRC report in progress. Link will be added here when complete. Some notes:

Wing Length/Tail Ratio - completed by D. Bell with photoshop pixel count. 15 images all indicate CACH. Proves to be a reliable method as known CACH and BCCH photos also measure out as such.

Greater Coverts - Crossley ID Guide states that BCCH has black centres. CACH gray. Bird shows gray.

Greater Coverts - lacking the white edging shown by BCCH. Proven to be strong indicator for CACH.

Bib - highly variable in research (and within the same bird in different postures) - but matches better for known CACH than BCCH

Bill size - bill appears smaller than the norm for BCCH, normal for CACH.

Head - appears small headed (and rounder) than BCCH - especially when compared to photos of BCCH from elsewhere. Much like CACH.

Nape - proven very unreliable field mark. No obvious differences between CACH and BCCH when using photographs.

Tertial/Secondary edging - variable. Matches CACH better than BCCH on our bird.

White on tail - Pyle states this is a BCCH feature, however we have found a large percentage of CACH show this feature - especially in the two northerly subspecies. (Very rare in birds from the southern USA).

GISS - when observed in real life, the bird "stuck out like a sore thumb". Observation on May 15 was with 2 BCCH and it was independently picked out by us, and Alan Wormington who was ~30-40 feet away - as soon as it arrived.

P.c. extima as subspecies by white edges to flight feathers (bold).





© David M. Bell

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© David M. Bell

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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© Anonymous eBirder

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2
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
10
House Wren
5
Carolina Wren
15
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3
Veery
2
Swainson's Thrush
6
Wood Thrush
30
American Robin
2
Gray Catbird
5
European Starling
2
Cedar Waxwing
2
House Finch
1
Purple Finch
1
Pine Siskin
25
American Goldfinch
5
Chipping Sparrow
50
White-crowned Sparrow
30
White-throated Sparrow
3
Song Sparrow
5
Lincoln's Sparrow
10
Eastern Towhee
20
Orchard Oriole
30
Baltimore Oriole
100
Red-winged Blackbird
30
Brown-headed Cowbird
100
Common Grackle
2
Ovenbird
1
Worm-eating Warbler

woodland trail, seen by many

4
Black-and-white Warbler
10
Nashville Warbler
4
Common Yellowthroat
1
Magnolia Warbler
3
Blackburnian Warbler

© Anonymous eBirder

50
Yellow Warbler
3
Chestnut-sided Warbler
5
Black-throated Green Warbler
20
Northern Cardinal
20
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 

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

Yes