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Checklist S17276774

 
Location
Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Daniel Estabrooks
Species
61 species total
80
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
1
Wood Duck
150
Blue-winged Teal
6
Northern Shoveler
3
American Wigeon
7
Mottled Duck
1
Northern Pintail
6
Ring-necked Duck
4
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Mourning Dove
1
Sora

Seen at 27.9863, -81.8607. West side of the trail.

45
Common Gallinule
200
American Coot (Red-shielded)
4
Purple Gallinule
10
Limpkin
1
Sandhill Crane
29
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Wood Stork
9
Anhinga
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
40
Double-crested Cormorant
5
Great Blue Heron
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
4
Great Egret
8
Snowy Egret
7
Little Blue Heron
7
Tricolored Heron
28
Cattle Egret
2
Green Heron
40
White Ibis
25
Glossy Ibis
13
Black Vulture
10
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Bald Eagle
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
3
Eastern Phoebe
2
White-eyed Vireo
1
Blue Jay
1
Fish Crow
10
Tree Swallow
1
Tufted Titmouse
2
House Wren
5
Carolina Wren
8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
30
American Robin
2
Gray Catbird
2
Savannah Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow

Seen first on the ground in the middle of the trail at about 27.9879, -81.8659. Seen again about 40 minutes later on my way back through, this time on a small plant growing out of Banana Creek. Large sparrow with long tail. Dark brown areas were reddish, as would be expected from M. m. melodia. Dark eyeline and mustache stripe. Heavy thick streaking on chest with prominent breast spot. The only expected species that could have been potentially confusing is Savannah, which was eliminated based on reddish-brown coloration, overall size (too large), tail length (much too long), and thickness of breast streaks (too thick).

1
Swamp Sparrow
55
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Boat-tailed Grackle
3
Common Yellowthroat
1
Northern Parula
5
Palm Warbler
45
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Prairie Warbler
5
Northern Cardinal
 

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