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Checklist S18787610

 
Location
Cape Island--CMPSP (Cape May Point SP), Cape May County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Tom Baxter
Comments:
N/A
Species
31 species (+1 other taxa) total
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grebe sp.

In flight, emerging from the far end of the 2nd plover pond and flying over the dune and towards the ocean out of sight. I never had a long enough time to process everything to get it down to species but I am leaning towards red-necked grebe. It was a brown looking bird with a white belly and a long neck with a long pointed bill. There was some noticeable white in the wings but I did not have time to process the pattern. The jizz was entirely wrong for female wood duck, red-breasted merganser or hooded merganser, the bird was more slender and longer necked. I do not think it was pied billed grebe because I think I saw the bill clearly enough to note that it was long and pointed. Not 100% sure on this but I do know for sure that whatever it was, it was a rare sighting for this time and date because I can definitely rule out all loons by size alone and it was not any of the waterfowl listed on the standard ebird checklist.

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

Yes