Checklist S15515385

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Owner John Gluth

Traveling
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  • 4 mi
Comments

I concentrated my birding effort on edge habitat, with almost no time spent in the woods. I also did not visit the freshwater pond or Long Island Sound beachfront. This is reflected in my species list by the lack of forest and water birds.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 225
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. Number observed: 7
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 3
  7. Number observed: 4
  8. Number observed: 7
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 8
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 7
  13. Number observed: 20
  14. Number observed: 4
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 3
  19. Number observed: 30
  20. Number observed: 40

    Comments: Almost certainly an undercount. They were ubiquitous.

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  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 9
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  23. Number observed: 50
  24. Number observed: 4
  25. Number observed: X
  26. Number observed: 11
  27. Number observed: 25
  28. Number observed: 8
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 100
  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 70
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 24
  35. Number observed: 50
  36. Number observed: 1
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  37. Number observed: 20
  38. Number observed: 2
  39. Number observed: 15
  40. Number observed: 1
  41. Number observed: 1

    Comments: This male blackbird lacked the purple, green or bronze tones typical of the iridescent plumage of a Common Grackle. Instead it had a uniform bluish sheen. The bird's tail was also unlike a Grackle's, square-tipped and not as long. The bill was not as large or thick-based as a Grackle's, with a very straight culmen. Finally, the eyes were paler than any Grackle's I can recall, bordering on white. It also had no rusty fringes on any of its feathers, as would be expected of a male Rusty Blackbird at this time of year.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
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  42. Number observed: 45

    Comments: This species was abundant in most non-woodland areas of the park, including the grassland restoration area, horse paddocks/corrals, the manure dump adjacent to the equestrian center, and just about any open field.

  43. Number observed: 35
  44. Number observed: 3
  45. Number observed: X
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