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Checklist S19260442

 
Location
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:15 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Alan Kneidel
Comments:
upper 70s, overcast high tide around 2:30
Species
44 species (+2 other taxa) total
60
Canada Goose
30
Wood Duck
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
4
Mallard
2
American Black Duck
1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
3
Clapper Rail
2
Black-necked Stilt
360
American Avocet

big flock in Raymond

800
Semipalmated Plover

littering the dry shorelines of Raymond and Shearness

5
Killdeer
1
Upland Sandpiper

*uncommon, local migrant not often seen within Bombay Hook NWR -- viewed through scope from Shearness tower, out in short grass expanse in middle of impoundment -- brown shorebird, long legs and thin neck, long wings crossing over long tail, straight-ish bill -- stayed put while all other shorebirds flushed many times, before leaving on its own accord

zoomed out:

Upland Sandpiper - Bombay Hook NWR, DE - 7/29/14

cropped:

Upland Sandpiper - Bombay Hook NWR, DE - 7/29/14

40
Stilt Sandpiper

south end of Shearness mostly

10
Least Sandpiper

not many, but overlooked them i'm sure -- including first juv. of fall

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
4
Pectoral Sandpiper

from Shearness tower, on edge of bare dirt peninsula -- could have been more

7500
Semipalmated Sandpiper

conservative estimate, Shearness took the lead over Raymond today

20
Western Sandpiper

did not look as seriously for these today, likely an undercount

1500
Short-billed Dowitcher
1000
Short-billed Dowitcher (griseus)
50
Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni)

that i noticed

2
Spotted Sandpiper
200
Greater Yellowlegs
250
Lesser Yellowlegs
5
Laughing Gull
12
Caspian Tern

Shearness

40
Forster's Tern
10
Double-crested Cormorant
10
Great Blue Heron
50
Great Egret
100
Snowy Egret
1
Little Blue Heron
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
120
Glossy Ibis

massive flock flushed out of salt marsh and descended again across from Shearness

5
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
1
Red-tailed Hawk
5
Eastern Kingbird
5
Purple Martin
5
Tree Swallow
5
Barn Swallow
2
Marsh Wren
4
Gray Catbird
1
Northern Mockingbird
1
Orchard Oriole
12
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Blue Grosbeak
2
Indigo Bunting
 

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

Yes