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Location
Nayanquing Point SWA, Bay County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Neil Gilbert
Comments:
Started at the Kitchen Rd access and stood on the observation tower for over an hour. Then, walked out on the dike leading straight out to the major right-hand bend. Then stood on the tower a bit more.
Species
47 species (+1 other taxa) total
125
Canada Goose
15
Mallard
2
Pied-billed Grebe
6
Mourning Dove
4
Virginia Rail

Adult with 3 chicks wandering around one of the ditches visible from the tower

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1
Sora
4
Sandhill Crane
1
Killdeer
350
Ring-billed Gull
8
Caspian Tern
1
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern

Flushed from the dike

1
Least Bittern

One flew across the dike very close to the observation tower

2
Great Blue Heron
10
Great Egret
6
Black-crowned Night-Heron
3
Glossy/White-faced Ibis

Three plegadis sp. seen in flight only. They were pretty low when I first saw them, so I'm guessing they had been standing in one of the marshy areas near the dike. I watched them for a good 10 minutes while they circled and climbed, eventually heading NW.

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Downy Woodpecker
5
Willow Flycatcher
10
Eastern Kingbird
5
Warbling Vireo
2
American Crow
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
30
Tree Swallow
20
Barn Swallow
15
Marsh Wren
4
American Robin
4
Gray Catbird
1
Brown Thrasher
2
European Starling
6
Cedar Waxwing
6
American Goldfinch
2
Chipping Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
14
Swamp Sparrow
7
Yellow-headed Blackbird
1
Bobolink
1
Baltimore Oriole
200
Red-winged Blackbird
12
Brown-headed Cowbird
75
Common Grackle
20
Common Yellowthroat
12
Yellow Warbler
2
Northern Cardinal
1
Indigo Bunting
 

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