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Checklist S18131513

 
Location
Tahquamenon River Mouth, Chippewa County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:50 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
4
Duration:
1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Observers:
Skye Haas
Species
25 species total
8
Canada Goose
1
Tundra Swan
18
Mallard
6
American Black Duck
4
Bufflehead
16
Common Goldeneye
12
Common Merganser
2
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Red-necked Grebe
6
Ring-billed Gull
12
Herring Gull
1
Pacific Loon

First observed flying over the frozen Whitefish Bay headed northwest. It then turned back south and landed in the large patch of open water at the mouth of the Tahquamenon River. Bird was a small loon, much closer in size to a Common Merganser then a Common Loon (both were present for comparison). Bird had a thin small dark pointed bill, with a small, rounded head, with a puffy hooded appearance to the back of the head and neck. Black face and throat, with white vertical lines on the side of the neck. The head was grey colored becoming a shining silver color on the nape (very bright in good light). Most of the rest of the bird was black colored except for a white breast and two oval patches of checkered white patterning on the back. The flanks were black. Bird dove frequently for a few minutes then preened and gave a good stretch flapping its wings. After ten minutes of viewing, we lost track of it and could not refind the bird. Viewed through a zoom prominar scope. Great looking bird!

2
Common Loon
5
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Golden Eagle

A young bird. Dark brownish plumage, somewhat uneven in color tone. Base of the tail a clean white band. On the undersides of the wings was a white squared shape panel of white on the base of the inner primaries into the base outer secondaries. Golden colored nape contrasted with darker body plumage.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Bald Eagle
2
Belted Kingfisher
2
Northern Flicker
2
American Crow
3
Common Raven
1
Hermit Thrush
5
Snow Bunting
1
Song Sparrow
1
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
 

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