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Checklist S14415121

 
Location
Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Hans de Grys , Kristi de Grys List
Comments:
N/A
Species
65 species total
X
Blue-winged Teal
X
Mottled Duck
X
Mourning Dove
X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
X
American Coot (Red-shielded)
X
American Oystercatcher
X
Black-bellied Plover
X
Wilson's Plover
X
Semipalmated Plover
X
Ruddy Turnstone
X
Sanderling
X
Dunlin
X
Least Sandpiper
X
Short-billed Dowitcher
X
Spotted Sandpiper
X
Willet
X
Laughing Gull
X
Least Tern
X
Caspian Tern
1
Roseate Tern

I knew this bird was out of place at the time, but I didn't know how unusual until today. My husband and I studied this tern with 8x binoculars from about 40 feet for 20 min, trying to confirm the ID. Here are my notes from that day: "medium-sized light colored tern, mostly in breeding plumage, noticeably smaller than adjacent Royal terns. Very long tail extending well past wing tips, black bill, red legs, and dark cap with small white patch on forehead" The bird appeared to have a faint wash of pink on the breast area, but this was very faint and not as obvious as I was expecting. It appeared to have an injured wing, which might explain its unusual location? We went back to the car for our scope, but the birds were gone when we returned.

X
Royal Tern
X
Black Skimmer
X
Magnificent Frigatebird
X
Double-crested Cormorant
X
Brown Pelican
X
Great Blue Heron
X
Great Egret
X
Snowy Egret
X
Cattle Egret
X
Green Heron
X
White Ibis
X
Osprey
X
Bald Eagle
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Small flycatcher, calling "peee-er" - part of major fallout

X
White-eyed Vireo
X
Blue-headed Vireo
X
Fish Crow
X
Barn Swallow
X
Gray-cheeked Thrush
1
Swainson's Thrush

Medium-sized thrush, buffy face and eyering - part of major fallout

X
Gray Catbird
X
Northern Mockingbird
X
European Starling
X
Orchard Oriole
X
Baltimore Oriole
X
Red-winged Blackbird
X
Brown-headed Cowbird
X
Common Grackle
X
Boat-tailed Grackle
X
Ovenbird
X
Blue-winged Warbler
X
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Swainson's Warbler
X
Kentucky Warbler
X
Common Yellowthroat
X
Hooded Warbler
X
American Redstart
X
Northern Parula
X
Palm Warbler
X
Prairie Warbler
X
Northern Cardinal
X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
X
Indigo Bunting
X
House Sparrow
 

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Yes