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Checklist S19625472

 
Location
Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:53 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
7 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Observers:
Darrell Lawson
Species
33 species (+2 other taxa) total
14
1
1
10
1
4
20
1
1080

good flight today.

1
1
14
7
1
1
6
2
1
11
1
1
1
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger

juveline. rather dark and stocky. distant, light rump and wing flash could be seen. when hit by light, appeared to have Rufous/Buffy tones favoring parasitic.

4
jaeger sp.

large number of Jaegers today. one was seen harassing gull. stocky dark birds. one probable long-tailed, but the rest were too distant to guess.

Description of probable Long-tailed:

This bird in question was distant, but not as distant as many of the Jaegers seen today. Individual field marks were pretty much impossible to pick out other than it appeared nearly uniformly dark, so probably a juvenile (I could not detect a lighter rump or wing patches, but that might be the result of viewing the bird in profile nearly the entire time). The overall impression of this bird was very different from the other 7 Jaegers I saw. The most noticeable difference was the flight characteristic. The flight of this bird was much more buoyant and tern like than the other Jaegers which were all more direct and powerful. The bird also gave a slimmer appearance than the more bulky appearance of the others. The outer wing was noticeably longer than the inner wing. The weight of the bird seemed very forward with the majority of the bulk in the chest and then tapering toward the tail, which did give the impression of a longer tailed bird than the other Jaegers even though no streamers could be seen.

9
35
3
4
173
22
1
3
1
1
1
1
 

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

Yes