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Checklist S17408761

 
Location
Liberty SP, Hudson County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:22 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
52 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Simon Lane
Species
29 species (+2 other taxa) total
125
75
16
8
12
480

Large raft in the bay were agitated by a Snowy Owl which swiped at the waterfowl several times as it headed towards the barges. All departed en masse towards the Verrazano Bridge - count estimated in flight.

2

Two seen in scope amongst a group of departing dark-winged scoters

16
scoter sp.

Group took off with the Scaup and headed out - at least two WWSC with the group - probably more but can only confirm this group for certain.

75
95

Massed in the bay - mostly remained after the large take-off of Scaup etc.

260

Several large rafts - more than half departed with the mass Scaup exodus. Counted in tens in flight and on the water

3
9
6
2
15

At least this number peenting and displaying along Freedom Way

1

Called from the now melted corner of the IC pond

120
50
5
8
1
1

Picked up flying off the park and out over the bay - agitated the large rafts of sea ducks by repeatedly swooping at them. Lost from view as it flew low towards the gravel barges.

2
crow sp.
1
35
1
15
2
8
1
 

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

Yes