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Checklist S22190095

 
Location
Scranton Flats, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Alex Eberts , Leslie Sours List
Comments:
N/A
Species
20 species (+2 other taxa) total
30

Rough estimate.

4

Mute Swan

30

Rough estimate.

2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
20

Rough estimate.

Canvasback (male)

20

Rough estimate.

2

Greater Scaups (male)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown
20

Rough estimate.

50

Rough estimate.

2000

Rough estimate. I couldn't believe my eyes at how many there were. The males were displaying often to the females, sticking their necks up at a 45º angle, then quickly dipping their necks down into the water while arching their heads upwards.

Red-breasted Mergansers

Red-breasted Mergansers

10
X

Ring-billed Gull

X

Herrings easily outnumbered Ring-bills about 5:1, which I found pretty bizarre from what I'm used to seeing.

Herring Gull

2

Thayer's Gull

Thayer's Gull

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
3

Iceland Gull (third-cycle)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 2
13

Great Black-backed Gull

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 5 8
1
Herring x Great Black-backed Gull (hybrid)

It flew in and, unfortunately, it landed before I was able to get a look at its feet. The mantle was several shades darker than the nearby HERGs, but not quite as dark as a black-backed gull would have. We considered LBBG x HERG, given the intense streaking of the head and nape, but we consulted others and decided that the beak was far too large and that the streaking was likely due to the Herring lineage.

1

Double-crested Cormorant (immature)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1

Peregrine Falcon

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Additional species seen by Leslie Sours:
2
Iceland Gull
1
Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull (hybrid)
 

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

Yes